Artículos de September 2008

About Writing

Fecha Wednesday, 24 September 2008

This blog has been created with the idea of organising a writing workshop for advanced students of English at Oviedo EOI.

The workshop will be organised in three terms. The only requirement to put your name down is to be a student at the EOI. The students involved in the workshop will have to attend lessons once a week. In these lessons we will analyze different types of written texts and then you will have to put into practice what you have learnt in class. The final result will be published here.

The main purpose of the workshop is to enable students to write clear, detailed texts on a variety of subjects related to their field of interest, synthesising and evaluating information and arguments from a number of sources.

Kind of tasks that will be set:

  1. Descriptions of real or imaginary events and experiences, marking the relationship between ideas in clear connected text, and following established conventions of the genre concerned.
  2. Essays or reports which develop an argument systematically with appropriate highlighting of significant points and relevant supporting details, evaluating different ideas or solutions to a problem , giving reasons in support of or against a particular point of view and explaining the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
  3. Personal letters and notes asking for or conveying simple information of immediate relevance, getting across the point they feel to be important. 
  4. Letters conveying degrees of emotion and highlighting the personal significance of events and experiences and commenting on the correspondent’s news and views.
  5. Letters conveying information and ideas on abstract as well as concrete topics, checking information and asking or explaining problems with reasonable precision.

If you are interested in taking part in the workshop, ask at the Information Desk at school or contact me via e-mail: misabelgo [at] educastur [dot] princast [dot] com