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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Eleventh International Literacy and Education Research Network Conference on Learning

College Students Writing Problems

Ana Luisa Matias.

The subject “College pupil’s difficulties on writing expression” seems, to be, of a first sight just amazing. The difficulties on writing are generally attached to the children at the beginning of the scholarity or, on the other hand, demonstrative of behaviour problems, neurological structures, children and young’s cognitive and psychological skills. As far as the College students are concerned, such disturbances haven’t been taken into consideration principally in those who intended to follow a teacher’s carrier. However, the sample that we have studied demonstrated that they reveal problems on the writing expression whose variable explanations are connected, above all, with motivation and devotion and not so much as those students’ social-economical and cultural background. The study allows to understand that, at this level, the social and demographic backgrounds aren’t so important as the motivation factors.


Ana Luisa Matias  (Portugal)

Departamento de Psicologia e Ciências da Educação Escola Superior de Educação
Instituto Politécnico da Guarda

  • College pupil’s
  • Difficulties
  • Writing expression

(30min Paper Presentation, Portuguese)