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Thesis Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts in Teaching English for Students of Other Languages in the College of Graduate Studies at Bridgewater State University, 2015.

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Master of Arts in Teaching


The main goal of this investigation is to examine the effects of listening comprehension on English Language Learners` (ELLs) writing performance while taking notes. A total of 30 ELLs were administered a questionnaire in order to find out the difficulties they face when taking notes. The results indicates that student face various difficulties when taking notes, citing speech rate and different range of accent as the main problems. It was concluded that during the note taking process students could perform better if they were exposed first to any teaching materials like a power point or a hand out to improve their understanding and to assist their note-taking. It was also recommend to teachers to encourage students to use various kind of note taking techniques such as diagrams, abbreviations, and symbols that can increase their note taking efficiency and improve their ability to record more information and to avoid incomplete or inaccurate notes.


Joyce Rain Anderson (chair)

Anne Doyle

Julia Stakhnevich

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