Corpus Based-Approach in Enhancing Students’ Academic Writing Skill: Its Efficacy and Students’ Perspectives
Dewi Kesuma Nasution

The objectives of this article is twofold: to investigate the efficacy of using online corpus-based platform in enhancing students‟ academic writing and to investigate student‟s attitude towards using online corpus-based platform. A total of 42 fourth-year students at the Muhammadiyah University of North Sumatera who are about to workon their research proposal were involved as the research participants. Their feedback on using online corpora were gathered using questionnaires and interviews. This is a qualititative descriptive study. The students were trained in using COCA and Ludwig Guru, two most used online corpora systems. It was discovered that the majority of students find using corpora helpful in improving their academic writing skill. However, more intensive use of it is necessary in order to ensure a smooth flow of writing of academic paper. This study sheds light on the resources of repairing errors in students‟ academic writing.

Full Text: PDF      DOI: 10.15640/ijll.v6n2a25