Effects of 6+1 Trait Writing Model on Thai EFL Student Writing Achievements
English writing is a crucial problem in the Thai EFL context as learners are required to produce accurate output in terms of both vocabulary and grammar. Therefore, there should be alternative methods to solve problems in the context as it might benefit Thai EFL development. The current study aimed 1) to investigate the effect of the 6+1 trait writing model on Thai EFL students’ writing achievements and 2) to investigate students’ attitudes toward the 6+1 trait writing model. The participants were 34 EFL students in Thailand selected by purposive sampling method. The instruments were the 6+1 trait writing model with 8 weeks of implementation, pre and post writing achievement tests, rubric assessment for writing achievement, and a questionnaire. The statistics used in data analysis were Mean Score, Standard Deviation, and t-test (dependent sample). The results of the study showed that 1) there was a significant difference between students’ writing achievements in pre and post-test with the statistical level of .05 (p=0.00) and 2) students’ attitudes toward 6+1 trait writing model was found at the high level (x̄= 4.18). It could be concluded that the 6+1 trait writing model had positive effects on Thai EFL students’ writing both in terms of writing achievements and attitudes toward learning.
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