The current study was aimed at investigating the relationship between academic Iranian EFL learners’ extroversion/introversion and their writing performance. The participants of the study were some 52 BA learners majoring in English language literature in Urmia and Tabriz state universities. The chosen sample comprised of both males and females and as convenience sampling was utilized, all the participants took part in the study on a voluntary basis. The major instrument used in the study was the online version of Eysenck’s personality questionnaire, which was exerted as the means of determining the learners’ extroversion/introversion. Furthermore, to gauge the learners’ writing performance, they were asked to write three types of essays (argumentative, narrative and descriptive). Through the final analysis of data, it was revealed that no significant correlation held between the participants’ personality types and their writing performance in terms of all three modes referred to. A statistically significant difference was, however, observed between the writing performance of male and female students.
There are three types of essays you could be prompted to write; change and continuity over time (what happens differently over time and what stays the same), abbr. CCOT; compare and contrast (analyze what is the same and what is different about two events/time periods); and a document-based essay (reading document(s), discussing them, and analyzing them).
Three different types of IELTS essay question from DC IELTS
It contains three types of essays. Six are appraisals of Bosch's work. Remarkably, they contain little duplication. The editors assess Bosch as a South African church leader. Frans Verstraelen summarizes and critiques his writings-in English, Dutch, and Afrikaans-for content and relevance to Africa. Those by Willem Saayman, John Pobee, and Christopher Sugden evaluate the importance of his thought respectively for South Africa, African theology, and that of the TwoThirds World. Emilio Castro adds a personal reflection on Bosch as an "ecumenical personality" (pp. 162-66).