ERIC Number: ED286364
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Logical Organization of Ideas in English.
An approach to teaching logical organization of ideas in English through paragraph writing is presented. The approach is designed for Japanese high school and college students, for whom native language writing strategies and objectives are different from those of English-speakers. Four overall goals of the process of paragraph writing include: (1) to teach the students basic sentence and paragraph skills; (2) to allow the student to become more aware of and to practice pre-writing and revision strategies; (3) to give students the opportunity to assimilate and improve the organizational skills necessary to write academic assignments; and (4) to foster self-confidence in students about their ability to write coherent academic prose. Four steps are followed for developing basic paragraph and organizational skills. They consist of: (1) analyzing a paragraph for elements and organization; (2) writing a one-paragraph essay following the model paragraph; (3) constructing a paragraph; and (4) writing and giving a short speech. Exercises and examples from one teacher's experience are included. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Japanese People
Note: Paper presented at the Japan Association of Language Teachers International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning (Hamamatsu, Japan, November 22, 1986).