Margaret Ember Hendah, Terwase Philip Agbum (PhD), Gwadue Chieorga


Writing is very critical to the existence and survival of individuals and nations. Learners’ ability to write efficiently could be affected by their interest in writing. However, it has been observed that many students have very low interest in writing. Feedback is a mechanism that enables learners to discover their strengths and weaknesses. This could encourage them to overcome their writing challenges as well as boost their interest in writing. To boost students’ interest in writing, it has been suggested that English Language teachers need to provide specific, positive and timely comments in students’ writing to give them a sense of direction on how to improve on their writing. Authors of English Language textbooks should incorporate feedback strategies in language teaching materials they write to guide teachers on how to provide effective feedback to students during writing instruction. Colleges of education and faculties of education should include in-service training programme for English Language teachers to expose them to effective feedback strategy of teaching writing.


Interest in writing, writing, feedback mechanism, students

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