The present study examines the difference in ESL academic writing of boys' and girls' in their written assignments. It aims at exploring differences in ESL writing based on the variable of gender. The data site for this study was a Diploma class at the Department of English FC, NUML Islamabad, where it was collected from 24 participants, i.e., 12 boys and 12 girls, who were asked to write an essay. The conceptual framework of Swan (1992) underpins the present study. The data were analyzed through a qualitative and quantitative method. The study found that the subtopics highlighted in their writings were different and approached variedly. The study also showed that the girls' writings are more reflective and subjective, and they made use of personal pronouns more often, whereas boys prefer being objective and used a third-person pronoun. Also, their writings were more fact and figure based, which was absent in the essays written by girls.
1-Shazia Ayyaz University of Okara, Punjab, Pakistan.2-Saleha Bazai Sardar Bahadur Khan Women's Univeristy, Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan.3-Fouzia Rehman Khan Assistant Professor, Department of English, Sardar Bahadur Khan Women's Univeristy, Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan.