TEACHING WRITING IN EFL/ESL

Nigel Harwood

Office 4.119

nharwood@essex.ac.uk

 

Reading List

[N.B. Ferris & Hedgcock’s (2005) excellent Teaching ESL Composition is a good place to start. The edited collections by Kroll (1990, 2003) also feature some very good papers. If you prefer something more practical, try White (1995) and/or White & Arndt (1991) for a range of writing teaching activities. And for state-of-the-art theory, try the special issue of Journal of Second Language Writing (vol.12, 2003). If you want to buy a book, go for Ferris & Hedgcock (2005).]

 

Those articles marked with [XD Collection] are available as photocopies. Ask at the issue desk.

 

Atkinson D (2003) L2 writing in the post-process era: introduction. Journal of Second Language Writing 12: 3-15.

Baker NW (1993) The effect of portfolio-based instruction on composition students’ final examination scores, course grades, and attitudes toward writing. Research in the Teaching of English 27(2): 155-174.

Belcher D & Braine G (eds.) (1995) Academic Writing in a Second Language: Essays in Research and Pedagogy. Norwood: Ablex.

Benesch S (2001) Critical English for Academic Purposes: Theory, Politics, and Practice. Mahwah: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Bernhardt SA et al (1989) Teaching college composition with computers: a program evaluation study. Written Communication 6: 108-133. [XD Collection]

Bernhardt SA et al (1990) Teaching college composition with computers: a timed observation study. Written Communication 7: 342-374. [XD Collection]

Blanton LL & Kroll B (eds.) (2002) ESL Composition Tales: Reflections on Teaching. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Brannon L & Knoblauch CH (1982) On students’ rights to their own texts: a model of teacher response. College Composition & Communication 33(2): 157-166. [XD Collection]

Cadman K (1997) Thesis writing for international students: a question of identity? English for Specific Purposes 16(1): 3-14.

Canagarajah AS (2002) A Geopolitics of Academic Writing. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.

Canagarajah AS (2002) Critical Academic Writing and Multilingual Students. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Candlin CN & Hyland K (eds.) Writing: Texts, Processes and Practices. Harlow: Longman.

Carson JG & Nelson GL (1994) Writing groups: cross-cultural issues. Journal of Second Language Writing 3: 17-30. [XD Collection]

Carson JG & Nelson GL (1996) Chinese students’ perceptions of ESL peer response group interaction. Journal of Second Language Writing 5: 1-19. [XD Collection]

Casanave CP (2002) Writing Games: Multicultural Case Studies of Academic Literacy Practices in Higher Education. Mahwah: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Casanave CP (2003) Looking ahead to more socio-politically-oriented case study research in L2 writing scholarship (But should it be called “post-process”?). Journal of Second Language Writing 12: 85-102.

Casanave CP (2004) Controversies in Second Language Writing: Dilemmas and Decisions in Research and Instruction. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Casanave CP & Vandrick S (2003) Writing for Scholarly Publication: Behind the Scenes in Language Education. Mahwah: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Chandler J (2003) The efficacy of various kinds of error feedback for improvement in the accuracy and fluency of L2 student writing. Journal of Second Language Writing 12: 267-296.

Clachar A (2000) Opposition and accommodation: an examination of Turkish teachers’ attitudes toward Western approaches to the teaching of writing. Research in the Teaching of English 35(1): 66-100.

Clark R (1992) Principles and practice of CLA in the classroom. In N Fairclough (ed.), Critical Language Awareness. London: Longman, pp.117-140.

Coffin C et al (2002) Teaching Academic Writing: A Toolkit for Higher Education. London: Routledge.

Cohen AD (1987) Student processing of feedback on their compositions. In AL Wenden & J Rubin, Learner Strategies in Language Learning. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall, pp. 57-69.

Conrad SM & Goldstein LM (1999) ESL student revision after teacher-written comments: text, contexts, and individuals. Journal of Second Language Writing 8: 147-180.

Elbow P (1991) Reflections on academic discourse: how it relates to freshmen and colleagues. College English 53(2): 135-155. [XD Collection]

Enginarlar H (1993) Student response to teacher feedback in EFL writing. System 21: 193-204.

Fan Shen (1989) The classroom and the wider culture: identity as a key to learning English composition. College Composition & Communication 40(4): 459-466. [XD Collection]

Ferris DR (1994) Rhetorical strategies in student persuasive writing: differences between native and non-native speakers. Research in the Teaching of English 28(1): 45-.

Ferris DR (1995) Student reactions to teacher response in multiple-draft composition classrooms. TESOL Quarterly 29: 33-53.

Ferris DR (1997) The influence of teacher commentary on student revision. TESOL Quarterly 31(2): 315-339.

Ferris DR (2002) Treatment of Error in Second Language Student Writing. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Ferris DR (2003) Response to Student Writing: Implications for Second Language Students. Mahwah: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Ferris DR (2004) The “grammar correction” debate in L2 writing: where are we, and where do we go from here? (and what do we do in the meantime…?) Journal of Second Language Writing 13: 49-62.

Ferris, D. (2008) Feedback: issues and options. In P. Friedrich (ed.), Teaching Academic Writing. London: Continuum, pp.93-124.

Ferris DR & Hedgcock JS (2005) Teaching ESL Composition: Purpose, Process, and Practice (2nd edition). Mahwah: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Flower L (1994) The Construction of Negotiated Meaning: A Social Cognitive Theory of Writing. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press.

Flower L & Hayes JR (1981) A cognitive process theory of writing. College Composition & Communication 32(4): 365-387. [XD Collection]

Flowerdew J (1999) Problems in writing for scholarly publication in English: the case of Hong Kong. Journal of Second Language Writing 8(3): 243-264.

Flowerdew J (1999) Writing for scholarly publication in English: the case of Hong Kong. Journal of Second Language Writing 8(2): 123-145.

Flowerdew J (2001) Attitudes of journal editors to nonnative speaker contributions. TESOL Quarterly 35(1): 121-150.

Flowerdew J (2002) Academic Discourse. Harlow: Longman.

Fox H (1994) Listening to the World: Cultural Issues in Academic Writing. Urbana, Illinois: National Council of Teachers of English.

Goldstein LM (2005) Teacher Written Commentary in Second Language Writing Classrooms. Ann Arbor: University Of Michigan Press.

Gosden H (1992) Research writing and NNSs: from the editors. Journal of Second Language Writing 1(2): 123-139.

Guleff V (2002) Approaching genre: pre-writing as apprenticeship to communities of practice. In AM Johns (ed.), Genre in the Classroom: Multiple Perspectives. Mahwah: Lawrence Erlbaum, pp.211-233.

Hairston M (1982) The winds of change: Thomas Kuhn and the revolution in the teaching of writing. College Composition and Communication 33(1): 76-88. [XD Collection]

Harwood N (2000/2002) The sample approach: teaching writing with Cambridge examination classes. CRILE Working Paper 52, Lancaster University/ Humanising Language Teaching 4(5). Available at

http://privatewww.essex.ac.uk/~nharwood/publications.htm

Harwood N & Hadley G (2004) Demystifying institutional practices: critical pragmatism and the teaching of academic writing. English for Specific Purposes 23(4): 355-377. Available at http://privatewww.essex.ac.uk/~nharwood/publications.htm

Hedgcock J & Lefkowitz N (1992) Collaborative oral/aural revision in foreign language writing instruction. Journal of Second Language Writing 1: 255-276. [XD Collection]

Hedgcock J & Lefkowitz N (1994) Feedback on feedback: assessing learner receptivity to teacher response in L2 composing. Journal of Second Language Writing 3: 141-163. [XD Collection]

Hedgcock J & Lefkowitz N (1996) Some input on input: two analyses of student response to expert feedback in L2 writing. Modern Language Journal 80(3): 287-308.

Hedge T (1988) Writing. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Hinkel E (2003) Teaching Academic ESL Writing: Practical Techniques in Vocabulary and Grammar. Mahwah: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Horowitz DM (1986) What professors actually require: academic tasks for the ESL classroom. TESOL Quarterly 20(3): 445-462.

Hu G (2005) Using peer review with Chinese ESL student writers. Language Teaching Research 9(3): 321-342.

Hyland F & Hyland K (2001) Sugaring the pill: praise and criticism in written feedback. Journal of Second Language Writing 10: 185-212.

Hyland K (2000) Disciplinary Discourses: Social Interactions in Academic Writing. Harlow: Longman.

Hyland K (2001) Teaching and Researching Writing. Harlow: Longman.

Hyland K (2003) Genre-based pedagogies: a social response to process. Journal of Second Language Writing 12: 17-29.

Hyland K (2003) Second Language Writing. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Ivanič R (1998) Writing and Identity: The Discoursal Construction of Identity in Academic Writing. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Ivanič R (2004) Discourses of writing and learning to write. Language and Education 18(3): 220-245. [XD Collection]

Ivanič R & Camps D (2001) I am how I sound: voice as self-representation. Journal of Second Language Writing. 10:3-33.

Ivanič R & Simpson J (1992) Who’s who in academic writing? In N Fairclough (ed.), Critical Language Awareness. London: Longman, pp.141-173.

Johns AM (1997) Text, Role, and Context: Developing Academic Literacies. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Johns AM (ed.) (2002) Genre in the Classroom: Multiple Perspectives. Mahwah: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Johnson H (1996) Survey review: process writing in coursebooks. ELT Journal 50(4): 347-355.

Jones C et al (eds.) (1999) Students Writing in the University: Cultural and Epistemological Issues. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Knoblauch, A.A. & Matsuda, P.K. (2008) First-year composition in twentieth-century US higher education: a historical overview. In P. Friedrich (ed.), Teaching Academic Writing. London: Continuum.

Kroll B (ed.) (1990) Second Language Writing: Research Insights from the Second Language Classroom. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Kroll B (ed.) (2003) Exploring the Dynamics of Second Language Writing. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Lea MR & Stierer B (eds.) (2000) Student Writing in Higher Education: New Contexts. Buckingham: The Society for Research into Higher Education and Open University Press.

Lee I (2004) Error correction in L2 secondary writing classrooms: the case of Hong Kong. Journal of Second Language Writing 13: 285-312.

Lillis TM (2001) Student Writing: Access, Regulation, Desire. London: Routledge.

Liu J & Hansen JG (2002) Peer Response in Second Language Writing Classrooms. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Matsuda PK et al (2003) Changing currents in second language writing: a colloquium. Journal of Second Language Writing 12: 151-179.

Mendonca CO & Johnson KE (1992) Peer review negotiations: revision activities in ESL writing instruction. TESOL Quarterly 28(4): 745-769.

Milton J (1999) lexical thickets and electronic gateways: making text accessible by novice writers. In CN Candlin & K Hyland (eds.), Writing: Texts, Processes and Practices. Harlow: Longman, pp.221-243.

Min H-T (2005) Training students to become successful peer reviewers. System 33: 293-308.

Muchiri MN et al (1995) Importing composition—teaching and researching academic writing beyond North America. College Composition & Communication 46(2): 175-198. [XD Collection]

Nystrand M (1989) A social-interactive model of writing. Written Communication 6(1): 66-85. [XD Collection]

O’Brien T (2004) Writing in a foreign language: teaching and learning. Language Teaching 37: 1-28.

Paltridge B (2001) Genre and the Language Learning Classroom. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Paltridge B (2004) Academic writing. Language Teaching 37: 87-105.

Patthey-Chavez GG & Ferris DR (1997) Writing conferences and the weaving of multi-voiced texts in college composition. Research in the Teaching of English 31(1): 52-.

Pennycook A (1997) Vulgar pragmatism, critical pragmatism, and EAP. English for Specific Purposes 16(4): 253-269.

Pennycook A (1999) Introduction: critical approaches to TESOL. TESOL Quarterly 33(3): 329-348.

Pincas A (1962) Structural linguistics and systematic composition teaching to students of English as a foreign language. Language Learning 12(3): 185-194.

Radecki P & Swales J (1988) ESL student reaction to written comments on their written work. System 16: 355-365.

Raimes A (1985) What unskilled ESL students do as they write: a classroom study of composing. TESOL Quarterly 19: 229-266.

Raimes A (1987) Language proficiency, writing ability, and composing strategies: a study of ESL college student writers. Language Learning 37(3): 539-567.

Raimes A (1991) Out of the woods: Emerging traditions in the teaching of writing. TESOL Quarterly 25(3): 407-430.

Samraj B (2002) Texts and contextual layers: academic writing in content courses. In AM Johns (ed.), Genre in the Classroom: Multiple Perspectives. Mahwah: Lawrence Erlbaum, pp.163-176.

Santos T (2001) The place of politics in second language writing. In T Silva & PK Matsuda (eds.), On Second Language Writing. Mahwah: Lawrence Erlbaum, pp.173-190.

Silva T (1990) Second language composition instruction: Developments, issues, and directions in ESL. In B. Kroll (ed.) Second Language Writing: Research Insights for the Classroom. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Silva T (1993) Toward an understanding of the distinct nature of L2 writing: the ESL research and its implications. TESOL Quarterly 27: 657-678.

Silva T & Brice C (2004) Research in teaching writing. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics 24: 70-106.

Silva TJ & Matsuda PK (2001) Landmark Essays on ESL Writing. Mahwah: Hermagoras Press.

Sommers N (1980) Revision strategies of student writers and experienced adult writers. College Composition & Communication 31(3): 378-88. [XD Collection]

Sommers N (1982) Responding to student writing. College Composition & Communication 33(2): 148-156. [XD Collection]

Stanley J (1992) Coaching student writers to be effective peer evaluators. Journal of Second Language Writing 1: 217-233. [XD Collection]

Swales JM (1990) Genre Analysis: English in Academic and Research Settings. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Swales JM (1995) The role of the textbook in EAP writing research. English for Specific Purposes 14(1): 3-18.

Swales JM (2004) Research Genres: Explorations and Applications. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Swales JM & Feak CB (2000) English in Today's Research World: a Writing Guide. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Tang GM & Tithecott J (1999) Peer response in ESL writing. TESL Canada Journal 16(2): 20-38. [XD Collection]

Tribble C (1996) Writing. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Truscott J (1996) The case against grammar correction in L2 writing classes. Language Learning 46(2): 327-369.

Truscott J & Hsu AY-P (in press) Error correction, revision, and learning. Journal of Second Language Writing.

Tsui A (2003). Understanding Expertise in Teaching: Case Studies of Second Language Teachers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [see chapter 9 on 4 teachers’ experience of implementing Process Writing]

Waring HZ (2005) Peer tutoring in a graduate writing centre: identity, expertise, and advice resisting. Applied Linguistics 26(2): 141-168.

Warschauer M (2002) Networking into academic discourse. Journal of English for Academic Purposes 1(1): 45-58.

Watson CB (1982) The use and abuse of models in the ESL writing class. TESOL Quarterly 16(1): 5-14.

White RV (1995) New Ways in Teaching Writing. Alexandria: TESOL.

White RV & Arndt V (1991) Process Writing. London: Longman.

Wolcott W (1987) Writing instruction and assessment: the need for interplay between process and product. College Composition & Communication 38(1): 40-46. [XD Collection]

Xiang W (2004) Encouraging self-monitoring in writing by Chinese students. ELT Journal 58: 238-246.

You X (2004) “The choice made from no choice”: English writing instruction in a Chinese university. Journal of Second Language Writing 13: 97-110.

Zamel V (1983) the composing processes of advanced ESL students: six case studies. TESOL Quarterly 17: 165-187.

Zamel V (1985) Responding to student writing. TESOL Quarterly 19(1): 79-102.

 

 

Journals

Journal of Second Language Writing is the premier journal focusing specifically on writing research. However, numerous other journals feature articles on writing, including TESOL Quarterly, English for Specific Purposes, Journal of English for Academic Purposes, and ELT Journal.

 

Writing Textbooks/Coursebooks

Have a look in the Spicer Library at some EFL coursebooks to see the types of writing activities they contain, and whether/to what extent they draw upon product, process, and/or genre theories. You could also have a look at the following books, which are in the Sloman Library:

Ascher A  (1993) Think About Editing: A Grammar Editing Guide For ESL Writers. Boston: Thomson Heinle.

Blanchard K & Root C (2004) Ready To Write More (2nd ed.). White Plains: Pearson.