Effect of Communicative Approach on Creative Writing at Secondary Level in Pakistan

Muhammad Samiullah Chauhan


The main purpose of this study was to examine the effect of
communicative approach on creative writing among 9th graders. It was
found from the literature that different aspects of creative writing can be
developed through communicative approach. The pretest posttest
nonequivalent control group design, that is, Quasi Experimental design
was used. To carry out this investigation six classes from two schools,
one public and one private, were selected to collect data for the purpose.
206 students were conveniently selected for experimentation. There were
33 girls and 173 boys in all the experimental and control groups. Four
tasks of the creative writing were carefully chosen from literature and
were pilot tested at a smaller group of students. After pilot testing, minor
changes were incorporated. The pre-test was administered to control and
experimental groups. Communicative lessons were delivered in the
experimental classrooms only. The same pre-test was used as the posttest
as well. The creative compositions were evaluated in the light of
scoring rubrics. They were rechecked by relevant class instructors for
inter-rater reliability. The data were analyzed using t-statistics and the
software SPSS. Results of the research showed that communicative
approach had a noteworthy influence on the increase of creative writing
skills among secondary level learners. The outcomes of the research are
worthwhile for teachers, curriculum specialists, syllabi designers and
policy makers. In addition, communicative approach is recommended for
teaching of writing any genre in English.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.30971/pje.v36i1.1157

DOI (PDF): http://dx.doi.org/10.30971/pje.v36i1.1157.g175


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