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Embarking The Six Thinking Hats in EFL Students’ Dissertation Writing at Saida University

Dr. Nadia Ghounane & Dr. Hanane Rabahi,

Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Letters, Languages and Arts, Saida University, Dr. Moulay Tahar, Algeria & Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Letters and Languages, Maghnia University Centre, Algeria

The present study aims to provide some helpful techniques that guide EFL students in writing essays based on de Bono’s The Six Thinking Hats, hoping that these techniques can help EFL Master Students in writing their dissertations. The researchers selected first-year Master’s students at Dr. Moulay Tahar University, Saida. The sample of the study consists of 39 students forming the experimental group. Before starting the experiment, the group had a pretest. After that, they were taught how to use the Six Thinking Hats Approach in writing the abstract and general introduction. The findings of the study revealed that there is a significant difference between the results of the pretest and posttest. The result also indicated that the use of the Six Thinking Hats technique provides mechanisms that can enhance the EFL student’s writing skill mainly, in writing dissertations. It is recommended that more importance should be given to practice in developing students’ writing skills. This may enhance the teaching process by implementing techniques that include cognitive abilities in writing tasks that may also improve their critical thinking.

Keywords: Abstract and General Introduction Writing, Cognitive Abilities, Dissertation Writing, EFL Master Students, Six Thinking Hats

The above abstract is a part of the article which was accepted at The Sixth International Conference on Languages, Linguistics, Translation and Literature (WWW.LLLD.IR), 9-10 October 2021, Ahwaz.