Grammar, Grammar, and More Grammar!

“In view of the widespread agreement of research studies based upon many types of students and teachers, the conclusion can be stated in strong and unqualified terms: the teaching of formal grammar has a negligible or because it usually displaces some instruction and practice in composition, even a harmful effect on improvement in writing” (Richard […]

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Teaching in a Multilingual World!

“In other words, the question is no longer limited to how to prepare students from around the world to write like traditional students from North America; it is time to start thinking more seriously about how to prepare monolingual students to write like the rest of the world.” -Paul Kei Matsuda (50) When I first […]

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Voice and Writing

“We may be constructed by culture, but if we learn to analyze carefully enough how this happens, then we can actually work toward a fairer world.” -Paul Smith and Randall Freisinger “Voice” is a privilege to have where I come from. Having a voice at all, you were already on top of the world. As […]

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