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LEADERSHIP UPDATES
LETTER FROM THE CHAIR
Silvia Pessoa, SLWIS Chair, Carnegie Mellon University, Doha, Qatar

SLWIS Chair Silvia Pessoa provides an update on SLWIS proposal submissions for the 2016 TESOL convention and discusses ways that IS members can stay connected throughout the year. Read More

LETTER FROM THE EDITORS
Ilka Kostka, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

The SLW News editorial team welcomes readers to this issue and invites members to share their current projects with IS members. Read More

ARTICLES
INSPIRING THE CRITICAL MIND: INTRODUCING THE ONE-POINT MULTISKILLS ANALYSIS
Patrick T. Randolph, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

ELLs often struggle with writing university-level research papers due to a lack of analytical tools and techniques to probe into the inner complexities of a topic. This article offers a practical solution to this issue by introducing the benefits of the One-Point Multiskills Analysis (OMA). Read More

PUTTING WRITTEN CORRECTIVE FEEDBACK INTO PRACTICE
Liz Rowley, South East Cornerstone Public School Division, Saskatchewan, Canada

This article describes how the author and her colleagues strive to provide individualized written corrective feedback to students in a variety of subject-area classes. Read More

SCHOLARSHIP ON L2 WRITING IN 2014: THE YEAR IN REVIEW
Tony Silva, Hyojung Keira Park, Cong (Annie) Zhang, & Yue Chen

At the 2015 TESOL Convention in Toronto, we gave presentation designed to help attendees who are interested in second language (L2) writing keep up with the research in this area of study. This article, an overview of scholarship on L2 writing in 2014, is a result of that presentation. Read More

MEMBER PROFILES
AN INTERVIEW WITH PROFESSOR ICY LEE
Elena Shvidko, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

In this interview, Elena Shvidko talks with renowned second language writing expert Icy Lee to gain her insight on written corrective feedback, current research, and the future of scholarship on feedback. Read More

GRADUATE STUDENT SPOTLIGHTS: JESSE CONWAY
Jesse Conway, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

In this new section of the newsletter edited by Elena Shvidko, we introduce you to graduate students who are researching and teaching second language writing. This spotlight features Jesse Conway of Northern Arizona University. Read More

GRADUATE STUDENT SPOTLIGHTS: CRISTINA SANCHEZ-MARTIN
Cristina Sánchez-Martín, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, USA

In this new section of the newsletter edited by Elena Shvidko, we introduce you to graduate students who are researching and teaching second language writing. This spotlight features Cristina Sánchez-Martín of Illinois State University. Read More

BOOK REVIEWS
REVIEW OF TEACHING U.S.-EDUCATED MULTILINGUAL WRITERS: PEDAGOGICAL PRACTICES FROM AND FORTHE CLASSROOM
Melinda Harrison, University of Alabama- Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Teaching U.S.-Educated Multilingual Writers: Pedagogical Practices from and for the Classroom, edited by Mark Roberge, Kay M. Losey, and Margi Wald, serves instructors of U.S.-educated multilingual students by providing scholarship articles by teacher-researchers that highlight pedagogical tools and curriculum development ideas for linguistically diverse composition classrooms. Read More

REVIEW OF TRANSICIONES: PATHWAYS OF LATINAS AND LATINOS WRITING IN HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE
Samantha Kirby, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA

Transiciones: Pathways of Latinas and Latinos Writing in High School and College examines seven students and their experiences transitioning into college. Todd Ruecker’s research and writing style provide easy access to any audience, as well as a compelling call to action. Read More

TESOL 2016 PREVIEWS
SLWIS SPECIAL SESSIONS AT TESOL 2016
Ryan Miller, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA

In addition to dozens of presentations, roundtables, and other sessions at TESOL 2016, the SLWIS will be sponsoring several special sessions, its annual open meeting, and a social event. Please mark your calendars for them, and be sure to visit the SLWIS booth in the Exhibit Hall. Read More

ABOUT THIS COMMUNITY
SECOND LANGUAGE WRITING INTEREST SECTION CONTACT INFORMATION

TESOL’s Second Language Writing IS provides a forum for researchers and educators across grade levels and institutional settings to discuss and exchange information in the area of second language writing. We invite you to join the conversation—contact an SLWIS leader for details. Read More

SLW NEWS: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

SLW News is soliciting articles on second language writing theory, research, and pedagogy in all ESL/EFL settings. Consider sharing your ideas with SLW colleagues by submitting a piece for the next issue. Read More

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Join Us at the SLWIS Booth in Baltimore
Attending TESOL 2016 in Baltimore? Want to find a place to meet your fellow SLWIS members, discuss sessions, take a break from conference activities, or simply put your bag down for a little while? Sign up to staff the SLWIS booth in the TESOL 2016 Exhibition Hall. Be sure to also check out the itinerary planner for more information about SLWIS sessions.
Write for SLW News!
We welcome articles focusing on a wide range of L2 writing topics. Consider writing a report of a session you attended at TESOL 2016 or an article about L2 writing theory, research, or pedagogy. The deadline for the next issue of SLW News is June 30. See the submission guidelines for more information.

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