Re: Academic Writing and EVO [formerly Looking for help...]
- Replying to both Vance & Renata--
I suggested Renata join Academic Writing, where
several Webheads bring their students to use
materials, and include parts of that message below.
It's not a course, per se, but has good self-access
However, I LOVE Vance's idea of offering an EVO
session to get people talking about the subject. Is
anyone ready to offer it with Renata? (I can't do
it--too much travel during that time.)
Here's a link to info on EVO 2005:
A further description and address of Academic Writing,
for those interested:
I have put "Constructing the Paragraph" into
Academic Writing YG as self-access, self-study
material--it has tutorials and self-tests on the
academic paragraph structure. Constructing is in the
Other Webheads have also added materials on building
the academic essay and research paper. These are
mostly found in the LINKS area. Buth's materials are
Please join at
We also have a teachers' private e-list, so if you
don't want your questions or comments on the group
list, I'll put you on that also.
Cheers & Welcome aboard!--
> Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2004 12:19:35 +0900________________________________________
> From: "Renata Suzuki" <renate@...>
> Subject: Looking for help...
> Can anybody recommend a short online class on
> writing? I'd like to get better knowledge of the
> genre to
> help me with my assignments.
> Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2004 08:03:42 +0400
> From: vstevens <vstevens@...>
> Subject: Re: Looking for help...
> Just an off the wall (as in bounce) suggestions, a
> bit of lateral thinking
> Why not OFFER such a session? Now there's one you
> probably hadn't thought
> of. We have EVOnline coming up. Why not propose to
> give such a session.
> Perhaps enlist a partner with some knowledge of the
> genre. But you research
> it, propose it, toss it out and see who is
> interested. The pressure of
> having to conduct the session gives you encentive to
> research it. While
> conducting it you benefit from the ideas and
> feedback of others. You aren't
> the expert exactly, but a faciliator of knowledge,
> including your own.
> Just a thought,