The Effect of Collaborative Writing Activities on Iraqi EFL College Students’ Performance in Writing Composition

Abstract

The present study aims at investigating the effect of collaborative writing on developing Iraqi EFL college learners’ performance in writing composition. To achieve the purpose of this study, 33first –year students were chosen to be the sample of the present study. Twenty two students were enrolled in an experimental group in which the pair writing was the desired treatment. The other eleven students were enrolled in a control group, in which individual writing is used. The findings indicate that the experimental group subjects’ performance in writing has been found to be better than that of the control group subjects on the writing composition post-test. On the basis of the results obtained, it has been found that collaborative writing is effective in developing writing ability of Iraqi EFL learners