Improve Your Writing Skills

by Duddu, Prudhvi Raju

ISBN: 9789386615954
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Imprint : Scholars World
Year : 2018
Price : Rs. 4495.00
Biblio : x+82., tbls.,fig.,25m.

Author Profile

Dr. Prudhvi Raju Duddu has a PhD (English Language Education) from the English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), Hyderabad, India. He has put in twelve years of teaching experience in both government and private institutions as a language trainer, assistant and associate professor of English and teacher trainer. He also has hands-on experience in designing courses and materials for training programs. Currently he is anAssistant Professor of English at Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, Al-Kharj, Saudi Arabia. His areas of research interest include Second Language Acquisition, Teaching Writing, Teacher Education, Testing and evaluation, and Language and Culture. He has already published half a dozen articles on these areas in reputed journals.

About The Book

In the present era of globalization and Information Revolution English has spread throughout the world and has become the undisputed the lingua franca. At this juncture, in order to fully participate in the world and benefit from the myriad opportunities it entails, and be a part of its interconnected economic, technological and geopolitical relations one requires fluency in written English, together with command of spoken English. However, in spite of the fact that English is a second language in India, writing has been given hardly any priority. This makes the students resort to learning by rote and reproduce answers in the examinations. The present book comes as an answer to this problem. It presents how, with minimal teacher interference, students can learn the writing skill and write acceptable English on their own. It also suggests how the imaginary feeling of ‘incapability’ (the “I-cannot-write-and-never-will-be-able-to” feeling) can be countered and eliminated with the help of teacher feedback. In the Indian context writing is the most important skill as everyone wants to gain proficiency in English in order to overcome social and economic disadvantages.

Table of Contents

1. Feedback and the Teaching of Writing 1 1.1 The need for feedback 1.2 Teaching writing in the second language classroom 1.3 Importance and nature of feedback 1.4 The context of the study 1.5 Focus of the study 1.6 The aim and scope of the study 1.7 Outline of chapters 2. Feedback and Writing Capability 7 2.1 The nature of writing 2.2. Ways of teaching writing 2.3. Background to the ESL composition instruction in writing 2.4. Different approaches to feedback in the ESL context 2.5. Types of feedback 2.6. Feedback as a pedagogic tool 3. Research Design 23 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Nature of research study 3.3 Student profile 3.4 Methodology used in the study 3.5 Materials used in the study 3.6. Nature of analysis and interpretation 4. Data Analysis and Interpretation of Data 31 4.1. Introduction 4.2. Analysis of teacher feedback 4.3 Classroom discussion as feedback 4.4 Improvement in group task performance 4.5 Capturing individual growth 4.6. Findings, limitations and implications