Kilfoil And Van Der Walt Analysis

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1. Compare and contrast Kilfoil and Van der Walt’s views with Nunans’ views on the teaching of writing as a process and as a product.
In accordance with Kilfoil and Van der Walt’s views they actually saw writing as a process rather than a product. They stipulated that: “writing is, in fact, a process and learners need to be prepared for and guided through the various stages”. That is, they should be given time to think about and discuss their ideas on a specific topic, to write a draft or framework of what they want to say, to discuss this again and then write a more detailed account. They also explained clearly that the final draft must be discussed and refined again. Where now the teacher is involved in every step of the process and continuously
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They focus on written products. The emphasis is on expressing ideas and relaying information, usually with a unique flair that is enjoyable for the reader. The emphasis again is on lecturers and note-taking. “Traditional writing is based largely on a reduction of the integrated process of using a foreign language into sub-sets of discrete skills and areas of knowledge; it is broadly a functional procedure which focuses on skills and areas of knowledge in isolation” (Matthew, 2008).teachers evaluate the written products, judge its form and content according to set criteria. The approach to teaching writing is teacher-dominated interaction. The widespread attitude is based on the precondition that being in a class in the presence of a teacher and listening attentively is enough to ensure that learning will take place where an individual has to write down the texts s/he has been referred to. The essential issue in traditional writing was on rules to be memorized, grammatical text analysis, and literal translation, that is, in their writing, the learners were expected to memorize the grammatical rules and to practice using them while translating sentences and analyzing English texts. Their part of writing does not have to include oral and/or presentations, since it is the written language which is taught an d mental discipline is stressed rather than any ability to use…show more content…
It also has a unity of grammar and unity of thoughts. There are three types of communicative writing that an individual can indulge in. which are the narrative writing, descriptive writing and expository writing. Narrative writing is the story, either fiction or non-fiction that is told and the order in which it is told. It relates a clear sequence of events that occurs in which the events occur are communicated to the reader and also provide elaboration. Descriptive type of communicative writing provides an illustration of people, places, events, situations, thoughts and feelings. It presents sensory information that makes writing come alive. It aids to develop the overall dominant impression, which is the basic idea/theme that the writer wants to express from the complexity of the story’s construction. It also expresses an experience that the reader can actively participate in by using imagination. And the expository type of writing gives facts and information about a topic, introduces the main idea and develops it with facts and supporting details. Gives important information about a specific topic and uses translation words to connect ideas. It is acts of corresponding, written mode were readers are always available for immediate responses. It entails the presence of readers as a target
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