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Wednesday, January 04, 2006

David Allen's article

I have just finished reading the articles and had a discussion with Koshy on the student articles posted on his blog. I wanted to comment on one aspect of Allen's article- 'Teaching Writing in the Open Field'especially suzie's story. While analysing student writing and guiding them to write more effectively, I have often found that specific written feedback on their writing, rather than general comments works wonders. Telling them in writing exactly what they need to do at a given point, rather than orally or doing the editing for them ; encouraging them to keep these drafts as evidence of improvement has proven to be effective. I have "learnt to watch for and to respect .....(the) child's growth in writing".

Thanks Koshy for the suggestion. (i will certainly put up the sample on the blog)

3 Comments:

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    By Blogger a.v.koshy, at 10:19 PM  

  • it is an interesting article, isn't it? made me see the importance of documentation which earlier i couldn't.also, please do put up that sample, raji.

    By Blogger a.v.koshy, at 8:51 AM  

  • Delighted Raji, that you have been blogging! I have not visited this blog for awhile and am now very happy to see that it is being used for the kind of dialogue that it is intended for. Look forward to seeing the sample of the work that you have mentioned!

    By Blogger Tara Kini, at 6:53 PM  

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