Tuesday 15 November 2011

Quick Tip: Writing is a Process

As teachers we often focus too much on product rather than production. Writing is a process that should students should learn step by step. It's hard enough for people to write in their native language let alone a foreign language.

ESL and EFL students need guidance when writing in English. Planning needs to be done before students can sit down and write a final draft. You should take students through these steps and have them count towards their final grade.

Perhaps the final copy could be worth 25% and other things such as notes, outlines, first drafts, editing and proofreading could make up the other 75%. Using a rubric will help both you and your students. 

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