Analysis of Students’ L1 and L2 Writing Processes

  • Olga Majchrzak
Part of the Second Language Learning and Teaching book series (SLLT)


Chapter 5 presents the results of the second research project, which concentrated on investigating the relationship between the beliefs about writing of advanced EFL students who prefer to write in the foreign language and their actual writing practices. The chapter is divided into two parts: the first one reports on individual students’ comments after they wrote the texts in Polish and English, while the second makes an attempt at summarizing and generalizing the comments to a population of advanced EFL writers with a preference to write in English. The issues discussed in this chapter focus on the actual reflection of the students’ beliefs about writing in their texts and are as follows: how the students approach the task, how they receive their texts, what is difficult for them when writing, how and when they use other languages in the process of writing, why it is easier to write in English and why in Polish, and which language is closer to them mentally.


Students` beliefs about writing The closer language 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Olga Majchrzak
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  1. 1.University of Humanities and Economics in LodzŁódźPoland

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