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Soiferman, L. Karen – Online Submission, 2019
Teaching stand-alone grammar lessons is not as beneficial as instructors think if they want their students to learn how to write. If teachers truly want their students to become better at writing grammatically correct papers they will provide practice in writing, lots of practice. It is only through the practice of writing can students improve…
Descriptors: Grammar, Writing (Composition), English Instruction, Secondary School Students
Soiferman, L. Karen – Online Submission, 2019
Each of us have our own way of writing. We all put words together differently, use different syntax, different vocabulary, and express our thoughts differently. This is our writing footprint. It is important that we empower our student writers to develop and expand their own writing footprint. Our students come to us with their writing footprints…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Student Empowerment, Language Usage, Student Characteristics
Soiferman, L. Karen – Online Submission, 2019
This report explores the benefits of having guest speakers, who also teach academic writing to undergraduate students, discuss the writing journey they take when they write. The purpose of the exercise was to continue to explore ways to enrich students' experiences in the writing classroom. When students were asked for their thoughts on whether…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Writing Teachers, Story Telling, Team Teaching
Soiferman, L. Karen – Online Submission, 2019
Getting students to ask questions in class, about the content, can be a difficult undertaking especially once students get to university. The nature of the lecture format makes it problematic for students as they often feel like they can't ask questions. When children are small they ask questions all the time. Sometimes we get tired of them asking…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Lecture Method, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods
Soiferman, L. Karen – Online Submission, 2019
The debate on the validity of teaching students how to identify their own preferred learning style is not going to go away anytime soon as evidenced by the number of articles still being written about the topic. One can find numerous research studies that say students have different strengths and weaknesses when it comes to learning and retaining…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Learning Strategies, Teaching Methods, Preferences
Soiferman, L. Karen – Online Submission, 2018
The purpose of this article was to look at some of the issues students have with reading and interpreting their instructors' post-secondary writing prompts. Every student, who attends a post-secondary institution, will at some point in their university/college career be asked to submit a writing assignment of some kind. The most common assignment…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Writing Instruction, Writing Assignments, Prompting