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Yong Mei Fung – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2010
As part of a research study on collaborative writing, this paper discusses defining and facilitating features that occur during face-to-face collaboration, based on the literature and research. The defining features are mutual interaction, negotiations, conflict, and shared expertise. Facilitating features include affective factors, use of L1,…
Descriptors: Conflict, Collaborative Writing, Language Usage, Language Acquisition
Kathpalia, Sujata S.; Heah, Carmel – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2008
Educationists and writing practitioners consider reflection to be a defining feature of student portfolios (Fink 2003; Zubizarreta 2004; Jones and Shelton 2006). A writing portfolio without reflection is merely a collection of written work which does not contribute to "real" learning. Reflection in the portfolio approach happens when…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Learning Experience, Writing Instruction, Teaching Methods
Hu, Guangwei – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2007
Academic writing competence comprises attitudes, knowledge, skills, and strategies that enable one to produce writing in accordance with the expectations of the academic discourse community. This paper introduces an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) writing course developed to help students from China acquire an adequate level of academic…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Academic Discourse, Curriculum Development, Discourse Communities
Chandrasegaran, Antonia; Ellis, Mary; Poedjosoedarmo, Gloria – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2005
School- and university-based writing tasks make demands on cognitive processing and socio-cultural knowledge that vary with the discipline in which the writing is situated. The variation in socio-cognitive demands makes the use of self-accessed, computer-mediated writing instruction more promising than conventional, teacher-fronted instruction. To…
Descriptors: Writing Processes, Computer Software, Writing Skills, Writing Instruction