This shows that the instructor values the basic writing mechanics because it is necessary for us to be able to succeed as professional writers. Another thing strongly emphasized in the syllabus is using writing and journaling to develop critical thinking skills. Again, in the “English 1110 Outcomes Statement”, number two talks about integrating your on ideas with the ideas of others to create your arguments as well as be able to utilize texts
Throughout my years of writing in high school, I was focusing only on writing to fill the basic requirements to pass English. Over the time interval of the course WRI101, my writing completely transformed. Analytical thinking, balance, and flow were the focal skills taught in WRI101 by Dr. Daniel Fredrick. Through learning about what are considered to be the two most important skills in writing, content and style, I was capable of elevating my writing in a manner that distinguishes it from the typical college paper. From the beginning of the course, I was introduced to novel aspects of writing.
Planning can help you to formulate ideas and to ensure that the structure of your final essay is logical and appropriate to the essay title. There is many different way of planning that I use such as drawing pictures, making lists, brainstorming, using graphic organizers. Planning is important because it make the writing easier when I plan what I’m going to talk about. Also in the article by Berkenkotter which she did study and experiment on Donald M. Murray to see how perfitonal academics and she found that planning is important process in Murray writing Strategy. “Some of the more provocative findings of this study concern the sub-processes of planning and revising that have not been observed in conventional protocols”.
In writing fluency studies where students write by hand, the process of counting the number of words written by each student would likely take a very long time. With this reality in mind, my goal of changing students’ negative perception of writing in English needed to be adapted to the realities of the teaching environment I was in. By using computers I was able to save untold hours in administering the weekly activities, monitoring student writing in real time, collecting and analyzing data, and finally providing feedback to the students to help them in future writing
- Product approach The product approach is considered as a traditional approach to writing in the sense that it teaches students to focus on analyzing and copying or more accurately mimicking the model text. (Gabrielatos, 2002) There are four stages to the product approach and these stages are usually followed step by step to ensure accuracy of the final product. (Steele, 2004) For example, if a class were assigned to write a formal letter this is what the stages could look like; The first stage would be to let students analyze a formal letter as their model text. This can build the confidence of the student and help improve the possibility of accuracy with few mistakes. The second stage would be to help students understand how to compose
Moreover, I would like readers to not only understand all the information available in this portfolio but also understanding the purpose of my portfolio. Some of my strength as a writer is my ability of edit and revise. Honest, I write like I’m talking and I’ve had many people tell me how much they enjoy my writing either in emails or stories. Moreover, one of my teacher in high said that “once a reader reads a book or an essay will feel like he or she is in good hands.” I couldn’t understand at that time what he meant, but I liked the idea and didn’t forget that phrase till this day. I would really appreciate if my readers feel that, and that’s what I’m trying to achieve.
ORGANISATION:-It is very important to give attention to the organization of your essay. Dividing different arguments, discussions and conclusions in your essay makes it easy to understand and helps you fetch more marks. For learning the organization part you need to practice a lot of IELTS practice test and modal papers. Grammatically correct:-It is also very important that your essay is grammatically correct and you have used the appropriate vocabulary in your essay for presenting your responses and your ideas. You can use a variety of sentence structure and keep in mind to always answer your response in active
Such as the new words, vocabulary, sentence patterns, writing techniques, and etc. All of them is worth spending energy to study intensively. I made a little summary as follows. Firstly, I want to tell the new words, it is the key to understand the meaning of the article.
For instance, I want to understand how people acquire new languages and, thus, how to go about teaching them. With this in mind, I also learned Dutch and Spanish. During my first four years in university, I worked continuously as an English tutor to gain teaching experience. Then, in my last year of university, I chose to work with students of different age groups and cultural backgrounds so as to expand my experience. Throughout my time teaching, I focused on putting theory into practice.
My department is already English Language Teaching but I realized that university education and Celta education are quite different from one another. In terms of teachings, Celta gave me a variety of insights about lesson planning. Now, I feel more confident because I know how to design a lesson, how to adapt materials, how to provide classroom management in a detailed way. I have benefitted especially from skills lessons because teaching of skills was a problem for me. Thanks to demo lessons, lively learning atmosphere and a variety of materials and teaching styles, I could learn how do design receptive and productive skills lessons.