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Sunday, November 15 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
Action Research: Re-Examining ESL Writing by Looking at Native Speaker Writing

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What makes a composition good or bad? Why do some papers get an A but another gets a C and still another gets an F? In this workshop, we will talk about some of the existing research on various factors that contribute to an ESL paper's score. We will of course look at some of the most common factors that contribute to a paper's overall score, including length, vocabulary variety, grammatical errors, and organization. However, we will also look at aspects of ESL papers that are missing but present in native writing. Participants will compare and contrast two sets of essays on the same topic with similar time limits: one set written by advanced ESL students and another set written by native speaking college students. Our goal is to see what the ESL papers have as well as what they do not have.

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Keith Folse

Professor, TESOL University of Central Florida, University of Central Florida
Hello from central Florida! MANY THANKS to the CATESOL team for ALL THEIR HARD WORK in making CATESOL 2019 happen! Even though I'm on the other side of the US and have never taught in California, I think I've been a CATESOL member longer than a Florida Sunshine TESOL member! I'm... Read More →


Sunday November 15, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm PST
Malibu (4th floor)

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