During that time, he served as the English department chair and worked on several district-wide projects, including a writing-across-the-curriculum program and a K writing sequence.
A new semester will be starting this week in countless high schools and colleges. Uptaught should be required reading for everyone who teaches English.
The problem is not surprisingly weak language skills. Students produce wonderful papers if they have something to say. What can an year-old say that a middle-aged English instructor will find interesting?
My own solution was to create some controversy in my classrooms. My lower-level developmental classes studied scientific evidence about the Loch Ness Monster. Sophisticated ideas, I learned, automatically generate sophisticated writing.
What I really want to write about today, however, is Engfish: Any generalization about most people or everyone or all of us.
Everyone knows what love feels like. Money is important to all of us. Most people like to travel. What are some solutions to the Engfish problem? Bringing stimulating materials to class — a case study, for example, that challenges students to dig deeper into a subject.
Ask them to write about their jobs.
We English professors are often a pampered lot who forget what minimum-wage workplaces are really like. If you want to see some amazing papers, ask your students to describe a typical day at work.
Or tell you about their boss.The Four “P” Approach: A Persuasive Writing Structure That Works. written by Brian Clark.
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But it could hold up a future free-trade deal between Britain and the EU, which would require the approval of all 27 EU nations. but that he had not yet seen it in writing. Ken Walsh's. In Nathan's Comp 2 class we were required to write a book. The class itself isn't difficult and he walks you through every step so that it is manageable, but you will be writing a lot.