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 Asian Journal of Advanced Research and ReportsNumber of Followers: 0     Open Access journal ISSN (Online) 2582-3248 Published by SCIENCEDOMAIN international  [65 journals]
• Effect of the Use of Writing Rubrics in Enhancing Creative Writing among
Senior Secondary School Students in Sokoto State, Nigeria

• Authors: Aisha Abdullahi Ibrahim
Pages: 1 - 12
Abstract: This quantitative quasi-experimental study investigated effect of the use of writing rubrics in enhancing creative writing among Senior Secondary School Students (SSS) in Sokoto State, Nigeria. The objective was to find out if the use of writing rubrics in creative writing will improve students’ writing ability. Three research questions along with three null hypotheses guided the conduct of the research. The study used research adviser (2006) to select 364 participants from SSS 2 out of the total number of 12,220 students in SSS2 in the state to serve as samples for the study. A Quasi-experimental design was used where a pretest, treatment and post-test were conducted. The researcher developed test instrument called Essay Writing Performance Test (EWPT) which was used to measure students’ writing ability and collect data for the study. A pilot study was launched to establish the reliability of the instrument which indicated the reliability index of 0.76 using Pearson Product Movement Correlation Coefficient (PPMCC). Intact classes served as Experimental and Control Groups respectively. The Experimental Group received instruction on rubrics used in creative writing while the Control Group received instruction on creative writing with the conventional English text. Findings from the research revealed that participants in the Experimental Group performed better than those in the Control Group. Based on the findings, it was discovered that using writing rubrics in teaching creative writing would help students to write better in content development, organization of ideas and use of good expression.
PubDate: 2022-05-20
DOI: 10.9734/ajarr/2022/v16i630475

• Transfer Factor of Selected Radionuclides from Soil to Plant in Selected
Dump Site of Obio/Akpor and Ikwerre Local Government Areas of Rivers State

• Authors: C. D. Anyalebechi, O. L. Gbarato, C. P. Ononugbo
Pages: 13 - 20
Abstract: Indiscriminate dumping of municipal and industrial wastes in our environment has increased human exposure to hazardous substances which is detrimental to their health. In this research, radionuclide transfer factor was ascertained from crops planted near major dump sites in Rivers State. Samples of food crops and soil near the dumpsites were collected for gamma spectroscopy. The average activity concentration of 40K, 238U and 232Th in soil are 115.87 $$\pm$$  17.01 Bqkg-1, 31.54 $$\pm$$ 7.13 Bqkg-1 and 18.77 $$\pm$$ 6.02 Bqkg-1. While in crop are 403.46 $$\pm$$ 13.06 Bqkg-1, 9.54 $$\pm$$ 4.02 and 22.245.11.  In soil, all the radionuclide values were all within the world average value and in crop, the values were also within the world average value except for 40K that was more prevalent in crop and exceeds the world average value of 400Bqkg-1. The activity concentration of radionuclides 40K, 238U and 232Th for transfer factor are 8.187667Bqkg-1, 0.231667Bqkg-1 and 2.144333Bqkg-1 respectively with potassium having the highest mean transfer factor which may be due to its higher accumulation in crop. Based on this finding, cassava products cultivated in dumpsites are not radiologically free and safe for human consumption.
PubDate: 2022-05-21
DOI: 10.9734/ajarr/2022/v16i630476

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