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ERIC Number: ED053606
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Pages: 12
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Composition at the Advanced ESL Level: A Teacher's Guide to Connected Paragraph Construction for Advanced-Level Foreign Students.
Kaplan, Robert B.
English Record, v21 n4 p53-64 Apr 1971
The process of constructing connected discourse varies just as language structure itself varies from one language to another. Different languages combine thoughts in different ways. For the advanced level student of English as a second language, composition instruction is a critical area and should not be left to the typical freshman composition class. Considering the advanced level student in a United States institution of higher learning as a "fluent speaker of non-standard" who has adequate control of syntactic structure, it is possible to suggest certain procedures for teaching composition. Writing topics should come from the students themselves. Teaching the procedure for using an outline is very important. The students should list the facts on a particular topic, categorize them, summarize each category in a sentence, the students should develop an outline; the final step consists of the writing of a composition from the outline. A great deal of time is spent on developing and working with outlines as the basis for the composition. (VM)
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Authoring Institution: New York State English Council.
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