Kanazawa JALT:

Teaching Writing

Date: Sunday, July 14th, 2002 Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Speaker: Oliver Bayley, Oxford University Press

Writing instruction has been shaped by two paradigm-shaping articles: the process of writing, and how different cultures organize their writing differently. Curtis discusses the fascinating theories these articles spawned, and gives suggestions for their application in class. 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. He also offers some suggestions on writing assignments leading to self-discovery.

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

Cost: free

Venue: Shakai Kyoiku Center (3-2-15 Honda-machi, Kanazawa)

Location: Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan


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