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ERIC Number: EJ1128064
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-0120-5927
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Mentor Texts and the Coding of Academic Writing Structures: A Functional Approach
Escobar Alm├ęciga, Wilder Yesid; Evans, Reid
HOW, v21 n2 p94-111 Oct 2014
The purpose of the present pedagogical experience was to address the English language writing needs of university-level students pursuing a degree in bilingual education with an emphasis in the teaching of English. Using mentor texts and coding academic writing structures, an instructional design was developed to directly address the shortcomings presented through a triangulated needs analysis. Through promoting awareness of international standards of writing as well as fostering an understanding of the inherent structures of academic texts, a methodology intended to increase academic writing proficiency was explored. The study suggests that mentor texts and the coding of academic writing structures can have a positive impact on the production of students' academic writing.
ASOCOPI, the Colombian Association of Teachers of English. Cra 27 A #53-06, oficina 405, Bogota, Colombia. +57-2115018; Fax: +57-2115018. e-mail: asocopicolombia@gmail.com; Web site: https://www.howjournalcolombia.org/index.php/how
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Colombia
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