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Category Archive: Teaching Writing
The 8th Std Gujarat State Board book best described by its working title, “Writing about Writing.” Read on
This semester at H.M. Patel Institute of English Training & Research, the ELT faculty is working to integrate classes so … Read on
Last year, we piloted the first Writing for Research Scholars course at H. M. Patel Institute of English Training & … Read on
In the first post on this topic, we introduced the students to wikis to promote the idea of neutral, collaborative … Read on
Students experience the difference between two key academic genres by using the appropriate web tools for each. Read on
In the first post introducing my 7Sentences template, you’ll find a written explanation of the seven sentences.
In an earlier post, I wrote about how important it is to incorporate research into student assignments. Here’s an excerpt … Read on
Today we launched the first session of Writing for Research Scholars at H. M. Patel Institute of English Training & … Read on
Creative writing can inspire new vocabulary production and enjoyable language practice for learners of all ages and levels. I’ve used … Read on
The audio presentation here is one that I’ve been asked to do a number of times. The first part is … Read on
I’ve already written about the need for teaching critical thinking along with English language proficiency. I’ve done a good many … Read on
Pre-service teachers hear a lot of terms for describing lesson planning. They might be told to divide lesson plans by … Read on
I presented a full-day workshop at the American Center in Delhi for secondary teachers today. (For westerners, that’s “sorta like … Read on
In part 4 of the Teaching Citation posts, we discussed one of the aspects of APA that students find most … Read on
One of the issues I’m learning about in India is that some employers feel there is a gap between the … Read on
It’s said that communication in English is a gatekeeper skill. Certainly academic writing in English is. But who, exactly, the … Read on
On my way to a conference, I need to fly from Ahmedabad, the largest city in Gujarat. It’s home to … Read on
If you learned a secondary language after childhood, you may remember learning new words every day… at first. But, if, … Read on
This audio is from a lecture I’ve recorded for the online class I announced earlier, Research Writing for International Students. … Read on
English language learners are often confused about whether to use the present or the past participle. Here are some ways … Read on
I first started creating my own crossword puzzles for students when I noticed one day that my class of beginning … Read on
In another post, I mention that it’s a good idea to help students notice signal phrases in authentic sources. Of … Read on
In the third post on teaching citation, I mention signal phrases. Signal phrases don’t usually pose many problems for native-speakers, … Read on
In part 1, we talked about the principles of citation, in part 2, the differences in manuscript styles between APA … Read on
In part 1 we talked about the principles of citation, and in part 2, the differences in manuscript styles between … Read on
As promised in the first part of this series, this is the second part of my presentation that introduces the … Read on
This presentation excerpt is for teachers, but it shows the first part of the PowerPoint I use on the day … Read on
Students are often confused by the terms for academic writing that professors assume they’ll understand. Even my graduate students don’t … Read on
English 102 at the University of Idaho is very much like required composition courses all over the U.S. These ubiquitous … Read on
I subscribe to the academic-writing-as-academic-discourse model. It just makes sense to me that academia exists, contrary to what most students … Read on
This spring, the Department of English at my home university, the University of Idaho will bring back my English 404-02 … Read on
Today I prettied up and posted the document showing my available workshops and presentations. Among others, there are presentations on … Read on
In spring of 2008, I was teaching a writing class for the intensive English program at University of Idaho. This … Read on