Writing About Issues

Working for the school newspaper and being assigned stories are great ways to harness and polish your issue-writing skills. the form of hard-hitting news features, human interest stories, and editorials, which express the writer's ...

Author: Lauren Spencer

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781448846948

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 66

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Issue-based writing is a way to keep track and make sense of events going on in the world. It takes a specific subject, whether it's one in the national spotlight or one in the writer's immediate surroundings, and explains that subject so that it can be better understood. The different techniques of issue-based writing can also be helpful for writing research papers and essays. By using the five Ws—who, what, where, when, and why—along with interview techniques and astute observations, a student's issue-based writing will convey clear meaning and impact. This book examines how issue-based writing can develop from the germ of an idea into a well-crafted, fully-developed, solidly-researched story that delivers interesting facts, quotes, and anecdotes. The wide range of issue-based writing is covered, including news stories, editorials, feature articles, photojournalism, and even political cartoons. Includes a chapter on digital media and the new venues and tools available to writers, including Wikipedia, blogs, vlogs, community forums, online contests and writing clubs, and collaborative digital writing.

Key Issues in Creative Writing

(5) How has the digital culture of the university and more expansive digital literacies impacted the ways in which creative writers read and write? What new insights emerge as writers negotiate these new writing spaces and interact with ...

Author: Dianne Donnelly

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781847698476

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 209

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Key Issues in Creative Writing explores the teaching, learning and researching of creative writing. It outlines current issues, as defined by experts from the UK, USA and Australia. These expert contributors suggest solutions that will positively impact on the development of the discipline of creative writing in universities and colleges today and in the future.

Lexical Issues in L2 Writing

Lexical issues in second language writing have received growing attention over the last three decades. The investigation of this broad topic lies at the crossroads of SLA, language teaching, discourse analysis, corpus linguistics and ...

Author: Katalin Doró

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443881647

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 250

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Research into lexical issues has been one of the most rapidly growing areas of second language acquisition studies in recent years, and understandably so: the importance of vocabulary can hardly be denied. Words are the key to every instance of communication, both spoken and written. This volume concentrates on vocabulary in written language, mostly in academic settings. The writers of the chapters come from different countries and universities, and, naturally, represent their own academic backgrounds, though they all share a common interest in investigating the characteristics of L2 lexis as it manifests itself in the written production of students at various stages of their language learning careers. The target language (L2) in the studies reported in the volume is English, except in one study on the lexical competence of multilingual learners of French. The subjects’ native languages include Czech, Danish, Finnish, Hungarian, and Swedish, thus representing several different language families. Each chapter constitutes an independent unit, but together the studies reported in them give the reader a varied and extensive picture of lexical issues in L2 writing. The authors approach their topics from different perspectives and use diverse research methods, adding to the multifaceted nature of the volume. The book will be of interest to researchers, educators and students of second language acquisition and applied linguistics.

Current Issues in Reading Writing and Visual Literacy

to tackle a wider range of issues, such as L2 proficiency and cross-cultural differences (Leki, 1996). ... generating, organizing ideas, determining the scope of writing tasks (Mahfoudhi, 2003; Leki & Carson, 1997); using sources in ...

Author: Helene Christina Demirci

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443885591

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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This volume brings together a collection of papers presented at the 2014 World Congress of the International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA), held in Brisbane, Australia, and represents current research and practice from across the globe related to reading, writing and visual literacy. Given that globalisation has resulted in an increase in the pursuit of second language (often English) literacy for those who want to enhance their access to better education and employment options, the development of literacy skills cannot be left to chance. This book explores current efforts to tease out the variables involved in the development of literacies, and will inform educators and teacher trainers of ways to improve classroom pedagogies and increase learner literacy competencies. The volume will be of use to both new and seasoned researchers wishing to enhance their understanding of current and emerging perspectives in the development of literacies. It will also be of interest to language teachers and language policy makers as the papers address current issues in language education.

Indian Writing in English and Issues of Visual Representation

Specifically, in terms of Indian fiction, writing about women for Western audiences has been termed 'a perilous ... So the reception issue may be further confused in the case of Indian women's novels because the intervention of the ...

Author: Lisa Lau

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137474223

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 132

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This book examines the use of book covers as marketing devices, asking what exactly they communicate to their readers and buyers, and what images they associate with a genre and create about a culture. Focusing on Indian women's writing in English, it combines the study of text with the study of materiality of the book.

Issues in Reading Writing and Speaking

The double dissociation between word and nonword writing abilities indicates that accurate writingof each typeof stimulus relies on different processing components: nonword writingdepends on a transcoding process that converts phonemes ...

Author: A. Caramazza

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401137409

Category: Medical

Page: 449

View: 405


Tough Issues Good Decisions Stories and Writing Prompts

20 Reproducible Stories and Writing Prompts That Get Kids Discussing, Writing and Making Good Choices in and Out of School ... Time for group sharing with the entire class would follow . students become more conscious of ethical issues ...

Author: Lillian R. Putnam

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0439241170

Category: Education

Page: 76

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Short, engaging, original stories with companion prompts designed to help students make smart choices when confronted with issues such as stealing, lying, bullying, prejudice, smoking, cheating, and more. Includes discussion questions, and literature links. For use with Grades 4-8.

Global Issues in Contemporary Hispanic Women s Writing

providing a forum in which such issues and problems might be negotiated (if not solved) as part of the narrative of ... Women writers realized that detective novels afforded a canvas on which to “investigate not just a particular crime ...

Author: Estrella Cibreiro

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415626941

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 252

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Carolyn Tuttle led a group that interviewed 620 women maquila workers in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. The responses from this representative sample refute many of the hopeful predictions made by scholars before NAFTA and reveal instead that little has improved for maquila workers. The women's stories make it plain that free trade has created more low-paying jobs in sweatshops where workers are exploited. Families of maquila workers live in one- or two-room houses with no running water, no drainage, and no heat. The multinational companies who operate the maquilas consistently break Mexican labor laws by requiring women to work more than nine hours a day, six days a week, without medical benefits, while the minimum wage they pay workers is insufficient to feed their families. These findings will make a crucial contribution to debates over free trade, CAFTA-DR, and the impact of globalization. The book visits continuities and discontinuities among Spanish and Latin American women with regards to the ways in which they approach writing as a political weapon: to express ecological concerns; to denounce social injustice; to re-articulate existing paradigms, such as local versus global, violence versus pacifism, immigrant versus citizen; and to raise consciousness about racist, sexist, and other discriminatory practices. Such use of writing as an instrument of ethical and political exploration is underlined throughout the different articles in the volume as the authors emphasize pluralism, social justice, gender equality, tolerance, and political representation. This book offers readers a broad perspective on the multiple ways in which Hispanic women writers are explicitly exploring the social, political, and, economic realities of our era and integrating global perspectives and gender concerns into their writing, highlighting the unprecedented level of sociopolitical engagement practiced by 20th and 21st century Hispanic women writers.

How to Write Plays Monologues Or Skits from Life Stories Social Issues Or Current Events

Issues. Plays. from. Stories. with. Current. Events. or. Social. History: Diaries, like deleted files hidden in the cache pits of computers, and DNA tests can be used as evidence. Diaries also hold the seeds of a story. You could write ...

Author: Anne Hart

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595318667

Category: Drama

Page: 239

View: 978


Learn to interview people of all ages and write their life stories, experiences, highlights, and turning points as events and rites of passages in plays, skits, and monologues. Write radio and Internet-broadcast plays and make videobiographies. Interview people, and write dramatizations for the high-school or older adult audience with performers of all ages. Write for radio, interactive education, multimedia, netcasting, and the stage, video or film...using excerpts from the life stories of real people, current events, social issues, and history. Learn to adapt and write multi-cultural, ethnic, and specific niche audience plays, skits, and monologues for the stage. Perform or write life stories from diaries and journals. Choose an audience--older adult, all ages, children, junior and senior high schools/teens, or college students. Then interview people and select excerpts from life stories or news to turn into plays, skits, monologues or videobiographies. Make time capsules or broadcast drama on the Web. Your playwriting skills now can use personal and oral history to develop powerful drama, motivate, and inspire memories. Perform the original three-act play, Coney Island, in this book or the monologue that follows. Write, adapt, or perform plays with multi-ethnic themes for a variety of audiences of all ages.

Wasafiri Issue 100 Winter 2019 An Island Full of Voices Writing Britain Now 35th Anniversary Issue

Wasafiri: International Contemporary Writing Herman Kahn. Recommendations, Observations, and Parting Polemics 485 a zone of uncertainty which makes the reality of artificial division between day and night difficult to define precisely.

Author: Herman Kahn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000009620

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 547

View: 739


This book examines the prospects for world economic development. It focuses primarily on the period from 1978 to 2000 and pays particular attention to the earlier part of that interval. The book examines some of the more immediate problems and issues associated with the process of economic growth.