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Webinar: From Idea to Essay: Effective Strategies for Teaching

This webinar argues that clear organization is the most important feature of effective academic writing. Participants will learn how to help students identify and successfully meet the purpose of a given academic writing task. It will also highlight helpful strategies to help students organize their writing in a clear and highly comprehensible way. Specific examples of these techniques will be given using a sample argumentative essay. Additional supplementary materials will be provided for use by participants when teaching their own academic writing classes.

Presenter bio:
John Kotnarowski has been teaching English to speakers of other languages for the last eight years with a special focus on second language writing instruction and materials design and development. Over this period of time, he has taught and trained teachers in Ecuador and the United States and worked as an English Language Fellow in Russia. His primary areas of interest include CALL, EAP/ESP writing and classroom language assessment. He currently works as a lecturer for the ESL Writing Service Courses for the Department of Linguistics at the University of Illinois.
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