Bits and bobs

Descriptive writing and our senses.

Descriptions may be hard to deal with but they are enriching the writing so much that ignoring them is a crime against the reader’s perception and style. Cutting down on details will negatively affect not only the text perception but probably the final mark if it happens to be an exam writing. As a common… Read More Descriptive writing and our senses.

Being a better teacher

How to assess writing (if all other systems seem to fail)

FToday I have finished reading a great book “Genre, Text, Grammar: Technologies for Teaching and Assessing Writing” written by Megan Watkins and Peter Knapp (2005). It suggests a very elegant way of teaching and assessing any kinds of texts from the genre position. As each genre has its specific features of texts, it can be a good… Read More How to assess writing (if all other systems seem to fail)