Reflecting on Writing: Composing in English for ESL Students
University of Michigan Press, 2000 - Foreign Language Study - 336 pages
This process- and product-oriented writing textbook assists intermediate to advanced students who have not had much writing experience for academic studies. Readings about reading-related activities prompt students to understand the nature, history, and various uses of writing in order to promote greater understanding of its complexities.
Reflecting on Writing focuses on writing in three ways:
Focus on Composing equips students with a set of routines that can be applied in various ways in a variety of writing situations and conscious strategies for composing. Composing is introduced as getting ideas and planning, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing.
Focus on Composition is an introduction to expository prose which includes instruction on the paragraph, with its top-down structure, and the formal short essay. It employs exemplification, process explanation, comparison, and concession and contrast as modes of text development.
Focus on Language acquaints students with the formal English essay and the importance of unity and coherence. Its focus is to foster the understanding that grammatical forms that establish the unity and coherence of a text are far more deserving of attention than many of the features to which students often attend.
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