ERIC Number: ED267585
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
A Structured Approach to Teaching Composition.
Process-based approaches to the instruction of writing in English as a second language (ESL), designed to recognize composition as a complex, nonlinear, creative process, must not be so loosely structured that the college-bound ESL student gets lost in the method. A relatively structured process approach, developed for advanced-level students who need to write college-level expository essays and compositions, presents composing and idea generation as a complex, systematic whole. The method uses a series of eight writing stages, each of which has two constantly interacting facets, thinking and writing. Also, each stage interacts within itself and with the other stages in any order, any number of times. The system gives both direction and freedom to the student and, while it uses elements common in composition instruction and materials, it is unusual in its integration of a large number of elements into a whole along with great flexibility of application. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: WATESOL Working Papers, Number 2. Fall-Winter 1984-85 (see FL 015 460).