n Journal of Emerging Trends in Educational Research and Policy Studies - Effect of integrated approach on polytechnic students' achievement in essay writing

Volume 4, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 2141-6990
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The pivot of polytechnic education is its focus on technical know-how. A polytechnic graduate ought to show dexterity in the practical application of theoretical concepts - essay writing skills inclusive. In an effort for polytechnic institutions to produce skilled writers that could compose publishable essays, this study was conducted to investigate the main effect of integrated approach and the moderating effects of gender and professional training on polytechnic students' achievements in essay writing. The study used 150 randomly selected first year Higher National Diploma students from two polytechnics in two South Western states in Nigeria. The study revealed that treatment significantly affected students' achievement (F(3,275) = 113.720, P < .001 eta .554); while gender, professional training, and interaction of treatment with gender and professional training did not. The implication is that polytechnic students' gender and professional training should not be seen as hindrances to their achievement in essay writing if they are sufficiently assisted through the writing process and trained in the relevant language style. For them to pick and practice essay writing for selfrealization, it was recommended that polytechnic students should be diligently taken through the integrated processes of essay writing for them to obtain better results regardless of their gender and professional training.

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