Teaching and Researching Writing (Applied Linguistics in Action)

Teaching and Researching Writing (Applied Linguistics in Action)

Ken Hyland

Language: English

Pages: 264

ISBN: 0582423384

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Teaching and Researching: Writing is an authoritative introduction provides a highly readable and up-to-date guide to the major themes and developments in current writing theory, research and teaching. It is designed for anyone looking for an overview of current views on writing and the ways theory has been translated into teaching and research.

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aspects of either language use or language learning, may handicap ESL students from more collectivist cultures (Ramanathan and Atkinson, 1999a). But we should not expect any method automatically to produce good writers. The process of writing is a rich mix of elements which, together with cognition, include the writer’s experiences and background, as well as a sense of self, of others, of situation and of purpose. Writers, situations and tasks differ, and no single description can capture all

employing, appropriating and transforming the existing discourses that we encounter (Bakhtin, 1986). Clearly, writers do not create a representation of themselves from an infinite range of possibilities but make choices from culturally available resources. The ways we perform an identity therefore involve interactions between the conventional practices of the literacy event and the values, beliefs and prior cultural experiences of the participants. Concept 2.9 Writing and identity Current

extensive feedback and conferencing are necessary if students are to benefit from the multiple redrafting the course requires, these efforts obviously pay off, however, as the course is consistently oversubscribed and receives glowing recommendations from students. 3.3 Genre in primary classrooms: the New South Wales (NSW) K-6 syllabus Writing is central to children’s intellectual, social and emotional development and plays a critical role in learning. It is therefore essential that the early

lecturers’ personal perceptions of students academic literacy problems. Methodology The questionnaire covered the three issues above in just six questions. The first asked respondents how much guidance and feedback they gave students on different aspects of writing, with the option to indicate whether they corrected, gave brief or extensive written comments, verbal feedback or no comments at all. The same language features of organisation, grammatical accuracy, referencing and plagiarism, and

that the four writers displayed a richly diverse repertoire of mental representations of audience. Typical of schoolsponsored writing and knowledge display, two perceived their course lecturer as their audience, one trying out ideas to solicit feedback and the other relating to the teacher as an evaluator. Another saw his students as the primary audience and wrote with simpler English than his counterparts, focusing on grammar and seeking to help the reader learn more about auxiliary verbs. The

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