Analysis of Writing Motivation for Medical University EFL Learners in China
Keywords:English writing, motivation factors, EFL learners
This research aims to investigate EFL learners’ writing motivation in a medical university. Although writing plays a critical role in English learning, it has often been neglected by students, they only take writing as a tortured task which has been related to the score in final tests. In a medical university, most students are afraid of writing and lack motivation to write in English because of the heavy load and pressure from their medical tasks. Therefore, this study describes students’ writing motivation through the class observation, questionnaire, and interview, and finds what factors affect students’ writing motivation. Based on the analysis results, combined with features of students from a medical university, the researcher comes up with strategies to improve learners’ writing motivation.
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