Document Type

Original Study


The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of the multi-word expression technique (MWE) on the writing ability of Iraqi preparatory school students and to determine the level of writing competence of Iraqi preparatory school students. "In order to perform the study and achieve its objectives, the following hypotheses are established":

1- There is no "statistically significant difference in post-test mean scores between the experimental group taught using the multi-word expression approach and the control group taught using the standard method".

2- There are statistically significant differences between the mean scores of the experimental group's achievements at the recognition and the production levels in the post-test. To accomplish the objective and validate the hypotheses, a quasi-experimental design with Group Pretest-Posttest is used. The current study sampled (86) fifth-stage students from schools selected from Omar Al-Mukhtar preparatory school during the academic year 2021- 2022 "for males." "Both groups have been equalized in terms of educational attainment of parents, testees" age, English grade accomplishment in the fourth stage, and both groups' post- and pre-test performance". The trial lasted three months, and the researcher taught the two groups from 2011 to 2012. "Various statistical methods were utilized to assess the gathered data, including many T-tests for two independent samples. “Following statistical treatment of the data, the following conclusions are drawn:

1. Teaching students utilizing the multi-word expression technique has been shown to be successful in improving students' writing abilities.

2. Based on the findings and conclusions reached in this study, relevant "recommendations and ideas for more research are made".