Kumamoto JALT:

Teaching Writing

Date: Saturday, March 17th, 2001 Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Speaker: Curtis Kelly, Heian Women's University

If you teach composition, then you probably have many questions about it. Why do students have such a hard-time organizing and what should you do about it? Is correcting all those papers really worth it? What is the "process" of writing and why is pre-writing more important than revision? How can I make my classes, even though they are so large, easier to teach and more interesting? The presenter will answer these questions by providing some little-known theories and methods for teaching writing explaining writing as a process of "self discovery." About the presenter: Curtis Kelly, a 20-year resident of Japan, is the author Cambridge's new composition textbook, Writing from Within. He has also written Significant Scribbles, Basics in Writing, The Snoop Detective Conversation Book, and other textbooks. He is a professor of English at Heian Women's University and is currently finishing a doctorate on web-based training and adult education.

Organization: Kumamoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Kumamoto JALT)

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: free (Sponsored by Cambridge University Press)

Venue: Kumamoto Shimin Kaikan (Room 7 on the second floor)

Location: Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan


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