ERIC Number: ED329976
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Writing for Study Purposes: A Teacher's Guide to Developing Individual Writing Skills.
Brookes, Arthur; Grundy, Peter
This handbook for teachers of English explores the development of writing skills in an academic context. The book is intended for teachers working in situations where students are required to produce reports, essays, dissertations and other forms of academic writing in English. The book's first section examines the writing process and establishes the principles upon which the exercises in part 2 are based. This section also includes practical suggestions about such matters as classroom management and evaluation of student work. The book's second section contains 44 clearly presented exercises which reflect the belief that the learner's interests and concerns are central to the learning process. These exercises are grouped under four major headings: syllabus negotiations, organization of material, cross-cultural considerations, and writing skills and techniques. The exercises cover a wide range of writing skills from awareness of the reader to punctuation, draw on the students' own experience and knowledge of language, and are designed to facilitate discussion and collaboration. (SR)
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Class Activities, English Instruction, Higher Education, Teacher Developed Materials, Teaching Methods, Writing Exercises, Writing Improvement, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes, Writing Skills
Cambridge University Press, 40 West 20th St., New York, NY 10011 ($12.95 paperback; ISBN-0-35325-4--$34.50, hardcover).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Student Centered Instruction; Writing Contexts; Writing Development