Research-Based English Writing Class

English Writing Class

This class focuses on developing students’ skills in researching and writing in English. In this type of class, students are taught how to effectively conduct research, analyze information, and synthesize ideas in order to produce high-quality written work.
With consistent practice and a willingness to learn and grow, you can improve your writing skills and become a more effective writer.

What will you learn?

Writing process: You will learn about the writing process, which includes prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing. 

Writing structure: You may learn about the structure of different types of writing, such as expository writings, argumentative essays and creative writing pieces. Learn about the elements of storytelling, such as plot, character, and setting and the OREO writing method. 

Grammar and punctuation: You will practice the rules of grammar and punctuation, as well as how to use them correctly in your writing.

Style and voice: You will learn about different writing styles, such as formal and informal writing, as well as how to develop your own unique voice as a writer.

Research skills: You will learn about research skills, such as how to find credible sources and how to incorporate research into your writing.

Feedback and revision: You will learn about how to give and receive feedback on your writing, as well as how to revise your writing based on feedback

Why are students poorly prepared to write?

  1. Lack of writing instruction: Some students may not have received sufficient writing guidance in their early education.
  2. Limited exposure to writing: Students who do not regularly read or engage with a variety of written material may have a limited understanding of writing conventions and styles, as well as a limited vocabulary and understanding of grammar.
  3. Limited practice: Writing is a skill that requires practice to develop, and students who do not have opportunities to write and receive feedback may struggle to improve their writing skills.
  4. Writing anxiety: Some students may experience anxiety or fear when faced with writing tasks, which can make it difficult for them to start or complete assignments.
  5. Limited motivation: Students may struggle to see the relevance or importance of writing, which can lead to a lack of motivation to improve their skills.

How to learn to write better? 

Read widely: Reading regularly can help you expand your vocabulary, develop an understanding of writing conventions and styles, and expose you to different writing techniques.

Analyze good writing: When reading, pay attention to how good writers structure their sentences and paragraphs, use language to convey their ideas, and create a strong sense of voice.

Practice writing regularly: Writing regularly can help you improve your writing skills over time. Try setting aside time each day to write, even if it’s just for a few minutes.

Edit and revise: Editing and revising your work is an essential part of the writing process. Take the time to review your work carefully, looking for errors in grammar, punctuation, and style.

Practice self-reflection: Reflecting on your writing can help you identify your strengths and weaknesses, and develop a plan to improve your skills over time.

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