The Association Between Cultural Capital And Academic Writing Skills: A Case Study Of Level One Semester One Communication Skills Students In The Faculties Of Arts And Social Sciences At Midl

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ABSTRACT

This study was carried out to investigate the association between cultural capital and academic

writing skills of level one semester one Communication Skills students with particular reference

to Midlands State University. This study was informed by the cultural capital framework. A case

study design was used. Questionnaires were administered to 117 level one semester one

Communication Skills students of which 53.6% were females. Four lecturers were interviewed

while assignments were analysed as part of document analysis. The researcher found out that

while some variables of cultural capital like father’s occupations, parental level of education and

language are associated with academic writing skills of students, others as areas of residence and

schools attended are not. The study made a number of recommendations aimed at improving and

enhancing academic writing skills of students. The study recommended that parents should

encourage the use of English at home and expose their children to various forms of media such

as televisions.

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APA

SSA, R (2021). The Association Between Cultural Capital And Academic Writing Skills: A Case Study Of Level One Semester One Communication Skills Students In The Faculties Of Arts And Social Sciences At Midl. Afribary.com: Retrieved May 16, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/the-association-between-cultural-capital-and-academic-writing-skills-a-case-study-of-level-one-semester-one-communication-skills-students-in-the-faculties-of-arts-and-social-sciences-at-midla

MLA 8th

Research, SSA. "The Association Between Cultural Capital And Academic Writing Skills: A Case Study Of Level One Semester One Communication Skills Students In The Faculties Of Arts And Social Sciences At Midl" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 04 May. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/the-association-between-cultural-capital-and-academic-writing-skills-a-case-study-of-level-one-semester-one-communication-skills-students-in-the-faculties-of-arts-and-social-sciences-at-midla . Accessed 16 May. 2021.

MLA7

Research, SSA. "The Association Between Cultural Capital And Academic Writing Skills: A Case Study Of Level One Semester One Communication Skills Students In The Faculties Of Arts And Social Sciences At Midl". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 04 May. 2021. Web. 16 May. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/the-association-between-cultural-capital-and-academic-writing-skills-a-case-study-of-level-one-semester-one-communication-skills-students-in-the-faculties-of-arts-and-social-sciences-at-midla >.

Chicago

Research, SSA. "The Association Between Cultural Capital And Academic Writing Skills: A Case Study Of Level One Semester One Communication Skills Students In The Faculties Of Arts And Social Sciences At Midl" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed May 16, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/the-association-between-cultural-capital-and-academic-writing-skills-a-case-study-of-level-one-semester-one-communication-skills-students-in-the-faculties-of-arts-and-social-sciences-at-midla