An essay on ‘Essay writing’*

Sharma, Kalu Ram (2013) An essay on ‘Essay writing’*. Language and Language Teaching, 1 (2). pp. 12-15. ISSN 2277-307X

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Teaching writing is perhaps the most challenging task that any language teacher has to negotiate.The domain of writing ranges from sensory- motor controls to word, phrase and sentence; and from there to writing short and long messages, letters and essays whose defining features include, among others, lexical richness, complex sentence construction, cohesion and coherence. Cohesion, which is defined by linkers and grammatical connectedness, and coherence which semantically and conceptually are constitutive of a text, are indeed the most difficult to achieve. And generally, it is these very aspects of cohesion and coherence that traditional methodology of teaching essay writing militates against. In this article I am going to narrate my pains and joys of learning to write an essay.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Sharma, Kalu Ram
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Language, Multilingualism, Language Teaching, Assessment Literacy
Subjects: Language
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Language and Language Teaching
Full Text Status: Public
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Note: Published twice a year in January and July, Language and Language Teaching (LLT) reaches out to language teachers, researchers and teacher educators on issues and practices relevant to language teaching. The primary focus of the publication is language pedagogy in elementary schools. LLT proposes to establish a dialogue between theory and practice so that practice contributes to theory as much as theory informs practice. The purpose is to make new ideas and insights from research on language and its pedagogy accessible to practitioners while at the same time inform theorists about the constraints of implementation of new ideas.
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