Level of Effectiveness in Teaching Creative Writing as Assessed by Selected Grade 12 General Academic Strand Students in Bestlink College of the Philippines
Keywords:development, literary artist
Creative writing is an artistic expression through the written word that is used to express the writers’ ideas and emotions in artistic manners. Creative writing is different from other forms of writing because it uses a language that aims to entertain and captivate the reader. Creative writing is a presentation of information that aims to entertain; it includes fiction, poetry, and drama. Creative writing is beneficial to the student and the teacher because it allows the student to comprehend the discussion thoroughly. Creative writing is free from barriers to express one’s feelings and thoughts. The qualitative descriptive method was used because this study mainly investigated the level of effectiveness in teaching creative writing as assessed by selected Grade 12 General Academic Strand students in Bestlink College of the Philippines. Purposive sampling was utilized to choose Grade 12 General Academic Strand students as respondents. The results showed that with the weighted means of 3.82 for male respondents and 4.06 for female respondents, respondents agreed that creative writing is effective in acquiring the delivery of the lesson. Summary. With the weighted means of 4.01 for male respondents and 4.08 for female respondents, both groups strongly agreed that creative writing is effective in acquiring types of activities. With the weighted means of 3.77 for male respondents and 4.05 for female respondents, both groups strongly agreed that creative writing is effective in acquiring teaching strategies. With the overall weighted means of 3.7 for male respondents and 4.05 for female respondents, both groups strongly agreed that acquiring knowledge, developing skills, and improved academic competencies are effective in the academic development of the students. While the general goal of a graduate program in creative writing is to nurture and expedite the development of a literary artist, the goal of an undergraduate program is mainly to develop a well-rounded student in the liberal arts and humanities who develops general expertise in literature, that is, in critical reading and persuasive writing.