ROLE OF ROTE LEARNING IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF WRITING SKILL OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Noah Westar’s Dictionary (2002) describes that rote learning is that type of learning which comes in the mind of the students by a frequent repetition of the items. In most of the English language teaching methods repetition of the words or rote learning is frequently used by the stu-dents. The present study tries to evaluate the role of rote learning in the achievement of students in the writing skill of English language at secondary level. For the sample of the study a group of fifty students were selected from class IX. Two sub-groups (Experimental Group and Control Group) were formed from these fifty students through pair random sampling on the basis of pre-test result. The researcher used a teacher made test for the research. The test was comprised of the first five units of the English textbook 1 Grade IX. Two teachers of the same designation, qualification and experience were selected to teach the prescribed two groups for a period of eight weeks. Paired sample t-test and analysis of variance was used for the analysis of the data taken from all the three tests. Further the study tried to explore how can the teacher use this method of rote learning and accomplish to teach English language effectively.