ProblemsEncountered by Grade 12 HUMSS Strand Students on their Creative Writing Subject in Bestlink College of the Philippines: Basis for Proposed Guidelines
Keywords:reading, writing, speaking, grammar
Creative writing is one of the subjects in senior high school that focus on developing the students’ writing skills in terms of writing. Many students find English as the hardest subject because of the problems, struggles, and challenges that they encountered in terms of reading, writing, speaking, and grammar. The researchers assessed the students’ performance in their creative writing subject and also study the problem that they encountered on their creative writing subject to give them guidelines to improve their skills and understanding, which will help them participate in their class properly. This study used a qualitative method of research to determine the problem encountered by Grade 12 Humanities and Social Sciences (HUMSS) Strandstudents in Bestlink College of the Philippines. The researchers administered a survey questionnaire to gather information from Grade 12 HUMSS Strandstudents that were selected with random sampling. The research questionnaire helped to gather ideas or information easily. The personal observation and results were gathered from the survey questionnaire, and the research was conducted inside the Bestlink college of the Philippines. Results of this study showed the problem encountered by the Grade 12 HUMSS Strandstudents on their creative writing subject in Bestlink College of the Philippines. With the total of 14.95, which composed of the following: reading with the total of 11.63, with variables difficulties in reading words with the total of 3.38, difficulties in pronouncing words or sentence with the total of 3.77, and stuttering with the total In dad of 3.63; writing with a totalof 11.63, with variables difficulties to write an essay with the total of 4.0, difficulties to express idea in unity with the total of 3.9, and difficulties to create a paper works with the total of 3.72; speaking with the total of 14.96, with variables difficulties to speak in English with the total of 4.0, difficulties in communicating to others with the total of 3.60, difficulties in expressing yourself and thoughts more with the total of 3.73, having difficulties in pronouncing words with the total of 3.63; and grammar with the total of 11.53, with the variables having a hard time constructing an English sentence with the total of 3.97, having a hard time familiarizing themselves with vocabulary words with the total of 3.82, and having a hard time translating a Tagalog sentence into English with the total of 3.77. The researchers proposed guidelines on how students can improve their skills to be able to participate in their class properly.