Evaluating the Academic Writings Skill of Students of English Literature with IMRAD Disposition

  • Aftab Ahmed Charan
  • Dr Kamal Haider


In our academia, the evaluation and assessment process chiefly relies on how students perform in writing. Almost all accrediting and awarding exams are conducted in writing. Hence, it is common, no matter how good a student is at a certain subject, but if he is not a sound writer, he ends up with poor grades. Moreover, in academic writing, various dispositions have been developed to help researchers write and evaluate, IMRAD being the most common. The researcher aimed to explore if students knew about it and could write under this disposition. 210 students of various public universities were approached participate by asking them to write an academic paragraph and answer a brief questionnaire. The drafts were assessed and scored on 1-5 scale and the results were analyzed on t-test of two samples assuming equal variance. The results show that most of the students hardly know about the writing disposition and few could express themselves in this disposition.