Evaluation of Syrian Students’ Dictation Texts (A2 Level)

Hüseyin Özçakmak


The study aiming to evaluate dictation texts of A2 level Syrian students is carried out with 19 students learning
Turkish in university, 7 female and 12 male, whose age range between 20-24. In this qualitative pattern study,
dictation papers written by students were considered as data collection tool. The book of Forsa from Omer Seyfettin
was utilized in the study. Texts dictated by the researcher were written down by the students and resulting research
data was analyzed in various aspects. In the study lasting 4 weeks; on 1st week a text of 117 words consisting of 3
paragraphs, on 2nd week a text of 121 words consisting of 4 paragraphs, on 3rd week a text of 92 words consisting of
2 paragraphs and on 4th week a text of 152 words consisting of 3 paragraphs was worked on. To minimize the
mistakes, resarch data was inspected twice. In the end of the study, it was found that students were completing
dictation practices with an increasing pace, the amount of correct words written by the students was higher than
expected, dictation practice accelerated students’ writing swiftness and students developed their writing skills. Also
in the research, it was observed that students fell short of writing Arabic-rooted words in dictation texts, on the
contrary to the expectations.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/wje.v9n1p179

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