ERIC Number: ED396518
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Assisting Basic Writers: A Theoretical Framework and Classroom Strategies.
Musthafa, Bachrudin; Huda, Nuril
TEFLIN Journal, v6 n2 p1-15 Sep 1994
Four areas of consideration are crucial to the development of an effective English-as-a-Second-Language writing program: the nature of basic writers; acquisition of written language; approaches to teaching basic writing; and classroom strategies. Basic writers are students who have studied writing for years but are still unable to produce acceptable work. Problems are caused by lack of familiarity with specific grammatical and syntactic rules and the conventions of organization and logic required in academic writing. Analytical orientation and synthetic-holistic orientation seem to be only partially applicable in solving writing problems. Writing courses should cover linguistic conventions and appropriate writing procedures. Classroom activities should be focused on helping learners express themselves in their own ways. A set of 20 principles are outlined for writing instructors, including specific classroom techniques and areas for instructor awareness. Contains 24 references. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Design, English for Academic Purposes, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Writing Evaluation, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes, Written Language
TEFLIN Journal, 40 Jurusan Pendidikan, Bahasa Inggris, IKIP Sanata Dharma, Mrican, Tromolpos 29, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (US $3).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A