Thi Tra My Ly, Thi Thuy Hang Nguyen, Thi Minh Uyen Phan, Thi Thuy Ha Dinh, Thuy Vi Huynh


This paper studied problems in EFL students’ paragraph writing. The research participants were first-year students of English in Tay Do University (TDU). To achieve the desired aims of the current study, the researcher combined both qualitative and quantitative methods, using questionnaires, interviews, and observations as the main instruments. The researcher used the package of social sciences (SPSS) for analysis. Research results showed that the freshmen at TDU often encountered problems in writing paragraphs. These accounted for grammatical structures, vocabulary, and coherence. Basing on the research results, students could recognize their difficulties when writing and find some new ways to overcome them. It is suggested that teachers should find and update some new teaching methods so as to develop students’ paragraph writing skills.

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semantic prosody, prosodic awareness, collocations, near synonyms, EFL learners

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejel.v6i4.3778


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