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ERIC Number: ED246418
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Use of Basic Writing Materials in ESL Writing Classes.
Similarities between the weaknesses found among English as a first language students and English as a second language (ESL) students suggest the need to use basic writing materials with English as a second language students. Prewriting materials should be chosen in an effort to teach students some criteria for analyzing, evaluating, and criticizing written work and, ultimately, their own written work. Guided writing texts should be chosen on the basis of their cultural awareness and sensitivity and the extent to which they address the English language needs of the students who will use them. Finally, guidebooks on research paper writing should present detailed explanations about what to write in a research paper, with a heavy dose of what a thesis statement is, what it means to adequately develop a thesis statement, how library sources are used to develop a thesis, and why documentation of those sources is so important. (Appended is a short bibliography of materials for use with ESL students.) (HOD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Basic Writing; Research Papers (Students)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (35th, New York, NY, March 29-31, 1984).