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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, 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
Soiferman, L. Karen; Boyd, Karen; Straw, Stanley B. – Online Submission, 2010
Background: The need for improvement in writing instruction in schools is dependent on teachers being aware of evidence-based procedures in writing and implementing them on a regular basis in their classrooms. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore the frequency with which teachers in Western Canada employed evidence-based procedures in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Writing Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Collaborative Writing