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Understanding Challenges for Chinese Vocational College Students in Improving Writing Skills

Zhiwei Wang and Qisha Chen
College of Communication, Shenzhen Polytechnic, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

Abstract—Although the number of vocational college students in China has been increasing with the strong support and encouragement of the Ministry of Education for the past a few years, the writing skills of many vocational college students have been problematic. To have a deeper understanding of the writing problems, this research study explores the challenges faced by college students in improving their writing skills with a quantitative approach. 954 vocational college students participated in the survey and contributed their thoughts. The top five most frequent factors that negatively influence students to achieve their best learning outcomes were ranked and listed. According to the data, nearly 95% of vocational college students are short of writing training courses and nearly 90% of students are too busy to self-learn. The findings of this study suggest that improving the writing skills of vocational college students requires greater attention and closer cooperation from colleges, teachers, and students. 
Index Terms—vocational college students, writing skills, challenges, Chinese vocational college, college teachers

Cite: Zhiwei Wang and Qisha Chen, "Understanding Challenges for Chinese Vocational College Students in Improving Writing Skills," International Journal of Learning and Teaching, Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 272-277, December 2021. doi: 10.18178/ijlt.7.4.272-277

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