Move, Strategies, Writing Model, Writing Skills, Application Letter
Tibordo, Johncent Roy C.
Julio, Liza Carla F.
This study aimed at analyzing moves of application letters written by SHS TVL-EIM students for 2nd Semester, SY 2020-2021. This study employed both quantitative and qualitative methods of research. The descriptive type was used through genre analysis by utilizing the Bhatia’s (1993) framework for job application letter. The study revealed that out of 20 application letters, only 11 were accepted as to the result of the assessment of the language teachers. The 11 served as the samples and were used as the data source of the analysis. Majority of the samples observed the M2/S2A Introducing candidature/Offering candidature -› M2/S2B Introducing candidature/Essential detailing of candidature -› M2/S2C Introducing candidature/Indicating value of candidature -› M4 Enclosing documents -› M6 Soliciting response -› M7 Ending politely structure. Based on the analysis, the research implied that the utilization of the move strategies in teaching application writing was effective. However, the investigation was only limited to the structure of the application letter of the SHS TVL-EIM students. It is likewise, focused only on the body of the letter and therefore recommended another study to include all the remaining parts of the letter. The language aspect, moreover, was not in the scope of this research and may also be explored through another study. The output of this research is significant to both the SHS teachers and students. This offers a model on how teacher will teach and how students will learn application letter writing. It will also adhere to the demand of the professional fields, not only in the Philippines, but in the world as well.