This paper is about creative writing and the creative process. The task is to write five short stories and to give a critical introduction on the creative process: the latter is discussed not only in the context of writing fiction but also in the general context of the arts. The discussion is divided into four parts: first, the exploration of the role of the unconscious analytical process; second, the understanding of the conscious analytical process and how it is related to the unconscious; third, the exploration of some helpful insights relevant to the writer in her own creative process; and fourth, a glimpse into the writer’s own creative process in relation to the writing of the five short stories.
This study identified the range and variety of learning strategies employed by the student respondents. It looked into the effects of strategy training on students’ academic tasks considered in the study. Specifically, it provided answers to the six (6) problems raised in the study.
Some 74 BSIED freshmen students under the DITE program enrolled during the first semester of SY 1999-2000 were the subjects of the study. The subjects are enrolled in two specializations, namely; Industrial Arts (IA) and Drafting (DT). The IA majors comprise the experimental group taught with learning strategies; while the DT majors comprise the control group that continued with the traditional method of teaching English I.
This study is a descriptive-analytic research on the structure and use of the gay language in Iligan City. It attempted to look into how the words of the gay language are formed both in isolation and in sentences as well as the social dimensions affecting its use.
Four sets of data gathering instruments were used in this study to elicit data from gay language speakers in six different domains where the gay language is believed to be actively used. A two-fold analysis-linguistic and sociolinguistic-was conducted. The data were presented into four parts.
This study aimed to determine the relationship of television watching of PH-634 Baptist Conference CDSP children ages 10-11 years old to their reading comprehension. Fifty-two children served as respondents of this study. Data on the children‘s television watching were gathered using a survey questionnaire, while the data on the children’s reading comprehension was obtained through a researcher-made test. The selected passage for the reading comprehension test was subjected to readability test using DALE-CHALL formula.
Results show that the subjects’ comprehension had no significant relationship to the number of choices of TV programs that they watched. Also, the results show that there is no significant relationship between frequencies in television watching in reading comprehension of the children. However, it was found out that there is a significant relationship between the length of hours and reading comprehension of the respondents.
This study aimed to develop a substantive theory on the women characters in the Agamaniyog folktales through the use of the Grounded Theory method.
The analysis of the women characters entailed constant comparison, labeling and categorizing and revealed three related concepts.
This study purported to assess the writing proficiency of 309 college freshmen enrolled at the College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS), College of Business Administration (CBA), College of Education (CED), and College of Sciences and Mathematics (CSM) in MSU-IIT, school year 2002-2003.
The following are the important findings of the study:
- The over-all writing proficiency level of the respondents was “good”.
- In the five components of writing, the respondents obtained a “very good” rating in content and vocabulary, “good” to “very good” in mechanics, “good” in content, and “fair” in language use.
- There was no significant relationship between the respondents’ writing proficiency and each of these variables: perception about writing compositions and writing experiences.
- A significant relationship existed between the respondents’ writing proficiency and each of these variables: gender, SASE score, and college enrolled in.
This study attempted to determine the factors affecting the reading comprehension of the Third Year students of Aurora National High School during the School Year 2006-2007. It tried to look into the following variables, mothers’ educational attainment, attitudes of the students towards reading, and the perception of the students on their teachers’ competence in teaching reading.
Generally, it was found that the reading comprehension of the students is dependent on the mothers’ educational attainment, attitudes of the students towards reading and the perception of the students in the teachers‘competence in teaching reading.
The study entitled -The Sebuano Verbal Taboos and Euphemism Among the SET students of MSU-IIT, Iligan City attempted to determine the Sebuano verbal taboos and their corresponding euphemism among 355 School of Engineering Technology students enrolled at MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology. It further characterized the value system of the respondents as manifested by their use and avoidance of Sebuano verbal taboos, their choice of euphemisms, and their perception towards verbal taboos and taboo users. In addition, the study examined the morphological process involved in the formation of Sebuano euphemisms. Data were gathered using questionnaires on socioeconomic status, on the Sebuano words uttered and not uttered, and on the perceptions towards verbal taboos and taboo users. The data were analyzed using frequencies, ranking, percentages, the chi-square test of heterogeneity or independence, and Cramer‘s v-coefficient.
The research study aimed to find out the strategies of good performing and poor performing students during the planning stage of their term paper writing, and the effects of these strategies on their written outputs.
The good performing and the poor performing students made use of the following strategies: free writing, teacher and peer consultation, incorporation of teacher suggestions,going to libraries and internet cafes, further data gathering, reading of reference materials in school and at home, clustering, ladders, outlining, reading sample paper, self-reward or self motivation, and notetaking. The good performing students made extensive use of the strategies than the poor performing students thereby, resulting in better compositions. In addition, during the preliminary stages of term paper writing, the students showed little appreciation of their writing task. But towards the end, three of the respondents showed a positive perception towards term paper writing. The students also learned from each other through the use of an important strategy which is peer critiquing.
This paper aimed at discovering the structural features of spoken Philippine English of the MSU-IIT CASS faculty members. The features were categorized under phonology, morphosyntax and lexicon. It also tried to determine the significant differences in phonology with respect to the social parameters, gender, teaching, experiences, educational background and first language. This study is descriptive and contrastive in nature and the data were gathered using the naturalistic inquiry approach. To discover the structural features, frequency counts and percentages were used and to determine the significant differences, statistical formulae were employed.
After a careful analysis of the data, the study showed that in phonology, there were phoneme substitutions; there was distinctive shifting of stress; the intonation was formulaic and the rhythm was syllable-timed. In the morphosyntax, there were distinctive word and sentence constructions, which ―deviated‖ from the grammar rules of standard American English. And in lexicon, recurring English and Sebuano expressions were found in the corpus. Moreover, significant differences in phonology with respect to the social parameters considered, surfaced. The substantial language was apparent in the speech of each respondent.