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Lam, Ricky – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2015
In the L2 writing literature, there has been a rich history of scholarship in theory, research and practice since the 1960s. Two of the most prominent L2 writing approaches are process and portfolio pedagogy. The former approach promotes the use of diverse writing strategies (e.g. pre-writing) to enhance student writers' expression and fluency.…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Writing Instruction, Advocacy
Kathpalia, Sujata S.; Heah, Carmel – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2008
Educationists and writing practitioners consider reflection to be a defining feature of student portfolios (Fink 2003; Zubizarreta 2004; Jones and Shelton 2006). A writing portfolio without reflection is merely a collection of written work which does not contribute to "real" learning. Reflection in the portfolio approach happens when…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Learning Experience, Writing Instruction, Teaching Methods
Hu, Guangwei – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2007
Academic writing competence comprises attitudes, knowledge, skills, and strategies that enable one to produce writing in accordance with the expectations of the academic discourse community. This paper introduces an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) writing course developed to help students from China acquire an adequate level of academic…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Academic Discourse, Curriculum Development, Discourse Communities
Baker, William; Boonkit, Kamonpan – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2004
Presently, the importance of culture and context is becoming a significant feature of research in the field of learning strategies. To date, there has been little research into learning strategies utilized for reading and writing in Asian EAP (English for Academic Purposes) contexts, and in particular in the Thai context. With this in mind, this…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Learning Strategies, Thai, English for Academic Purposes