DEVELOPING THE PRE-WRITING SKILLS IN ACADEMIC WRITING WITH EFL STUDENTS IN MACEDONIA

  • Bisera Kostadinovska-Stojchevska Faculty of Education-Bitola, University “St. Kliment Ohridski”- Bitola, Macedonia

Abstract

Students, professors, and researchers in every discipline use academic writing to convey ideas, make arguments, and engage in scholarly conversation. Academic writing is characterized by evidence-based arguments, precise word choice, logical organization, and an impersonal tone. Though sometimes thought of as long-winded or inaccessible, strong academic writing is quite the opposite: it informs, analyzes, and persuades in a straightforward manner and enables the reader to engage critically in a scholarly dialogue.
Academic writing is conducted in several sets of forms and genres, normally in an impersonal and dispassionate tone, targeted for a critical and informed audience, based on closely investigated knowledge, and intended to reinforce or challenge concepts or arguments. It usually circulates within the academic world ('the academy'), but the “academic” writer may and should also find an audience outside this world such a writing for a friend, for a newspaper, writing a column, or simply writing and communicating on social media.
The aim of this paper is to give an account on the pre-writing techniques most used in the teaching process of academic writing. After a research that had been conducted in the course of four years of teaching the subject academic writing, the paper aims to show the best prewriting practices that were proven to be most easy to turn to and most result-giving.

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Published
2018-11-30
How to Cite
KOSTADINOVSKA-STOJCHEVSKA, Bisera. DEVELOPING THE PRE-WRITING SKILLS IN ACADEMIC WRITING WITH EFL STUDENTS IN MACEDONIA. International Journal of Education TEACHER, [S.l.], v. 8, n. 16, p. 5-17, nov. 2018. ISSN 1857-8888. Available at: <http://ijeteacher.com/index.php/ijeteach/article/view/68>. Date accessed: 12 dec. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.20544/teacher.16.01.