Conducting Journal Writing to Enhance Writing Skills of Grade 12 ABM Strand Students in Bestlink College of the Philippines
Keywords:writing skills, academic performance, class activities
The research focused on the factors affecting the skills of the students in terms of writing. The study revealed the aspects of writing that Grade 12 Accountancy, Business, and Management Strandstudents of Bestlink College of the Philippines have difficulty. Writing skills are abilities where you take ideas and information and present them in a written format for others to read. Nowadays, writing skills are not appreciated; hence, most students are not good at writing. Students are no longer paying attention to their writing skills. As long as they can write, they will write; they do not care whether it is wrong or not. A qualitative method was used in this study by using the descriptive research design. This study involved 50 selected grade 12 students. Three variables, such as attendance and punctuality, readiness to attend class, and school performance and productivity, were considered regarding academic performance. Attendance and punctuality are factors that affect the writing skills of the students. Students may also be affected if they are unwilling to participate in class activities. The results of the study revealed that enhancing the students’ writing skills through journal writing has an impact on the academic performances of students because of the improvements they may have if they practice and help themselves to improve their writing skills. This skill may help the students in making their assignments and written works.