Assessing EFL Writing in the 21st Century Arab World

Revealing the Unknown

  • Abdelhamid Ahmed
  • Hassan Abouabdelkader

About this book


This book empirically explores assessment of EFL (English as a Foreign Language) writing in different Arab world contexts at the university level, which often presents a challenge for teachers and students alike. Analysing a number of different practices throughout the chapters including peer assessment, self-assessment, e-rubrics and writing coherence, the authors highlight different issues and challenges that affect the assessment of EFL writing in the Arab world, and provide valuable insights into how it can be improved. This book is sure to become an important practical resource for practitioners, researchers, professors and graduate students working on EFL writing in this region.

Abdelhamid Ahmed is Assistant Professor of Education at the Faculty of Education at Helwan University, Egypt. He specialises in Applied Linguistics and TESOL.

Hassan Abouabdelkader is Professor of English at Moulay Ismail University, Morocco.&


University Cohesion Coherence Style of writing Grammar Lexical structures Punctuation Spelling Handwriting Revision

Editors and affiliations

  • Abdelhamid Ahmed
    • 1
  • Hassan Abouabdelkader
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of EducationHelwan UniversityCairoEgypt
  2. 2.Ecole Nationales Supérieure des Arts et MétiersMoulay Ismail UniversityMeknesMorocco

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-64103-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-64104-1
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