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International ESL Writing Project

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  • Cintia
    Dear teachers, My friend Karina Ito is involved in an international project to build a tool that will help develop writing fluency in English as a Second
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 31, 2011
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      Dear teachers,

      My friend Karina Ito is involved in an international project to build a tool that will help develop writing fluency in English as a Second Language Learners. As part of this project they need to collect hundreds of essay samples from students from around the world. I wonder if you and your students would be willing to help?

      1. How can you help?
      We would like your students of ANY level to write two essays online through our website at www.WriteAssistance.com We will then gather these essays and grade them against a scoring rubric that we have developed. It should take your students no more than an hour and a half to complete both essays. If they don't want to complete both, completing the first one would be great.

      2. What will you receive in return?
      Once we have gathered and graded the essays we will return these to you with feedback for your students from specialists in TOEFL and IELTS writing. We will also provide your students with a certificate of participation. Further, once we have developed the fluency writing tool we would like you to try it out for a couple of months.

      3. Will the students essays remain confidential? Yes, we will never make public the students' essays with their names attached.

      Please let me know if you would like to be involved and I will provide further information.

      With regards and thanks,

      Cintia Costa
      Instructor of Portuguese
      Duke University
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