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Teaching Writing in Upper Secondary School
Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Disciplinary Research.
2007 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this essay is to investigate how writing is taught in upper secondary school as well as what kind of writing is taught, the teachers’ attitudes towards writing and how written production is assessed. I am interested to see if teachers use different methods both when it comes to teaching and grading writing.

My research is based on recorded interviews with four upper secondary school teachers from two different schools. The teachers were interviewed on their planning, executing and grading of writing within English A and B. I have also carried out extensive reading of earlier research in order to get a complete background.

The result shows that all four teachers believe that writing is an important part of language learning and they all enjoy teaching it. The main focus is put on the formal aspects of writing, in order to prepare students for the national tests. Only one of the four teachers feel that creative writing is the best way to learn a second language. All teachers go through the formal rules of writing with the entire class before giving them an assignment. The biggest difference between the different teachers is the marking and final grading of the written production, where one teacher does not grade assignments at all and another has developed her own scale.

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2007. , 23 p.
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teaching writing, interviews, attitudes, teaching methodology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-692OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-692DiVA: diva2:4421
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humaniora/teologi
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Available from: 2007-02-23 Created: 2007-02-23

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