A Study of Coherence in the Writings of EFL Advanced Iraqi Learners


Coherence has proved to be an essential component that makes a written text both effective readable. However, it is found that incoherence is a remarkable feature in the writing of EFL Learners. In order to achieve a more thorough understanding of this concept. Its importance in writing and the reasons behind neglecting it by EFL learner, coherence, in terms of Pilus (1996) and Lee (2002) criteria, is to be examined in (20) descriptive texts written by EFL Iraqi learners. The implications of the findings as to improve teaching writing skill in foreign language classroom.