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LEADERSHIP UPDATES
LETTER FROM THE CHAIR
Ryan Miller, SLWIS Chair, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA

SLWIS Chair Ryan Miller updates members on TESOL 2016, discusses the proposal process for TESOL 2017, and encourages SLWIS members to stay involved in the interest section throughout the year. Read More

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

The SLW News editorial staff welcomes readers to this issue and invites members to publish in the newsletter. Read More

ARTICLES
SCHOLARSHIP ON L2 WRITING IN 2015: THE YEAR IN REVIEW
Tony Silva, Yue Chen, Ashley Velázquez, & Kai Yang, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

In this article, the authors provide an extensive overview of second language (L2) writing research to help readers keep up with scholarship in this area. Read More

A CALL TO QUEER L2 WRITING
Joshua M. Paiz, New York University Shanghai, Shanghai, China

Queer issues have received increased attention in TESOL, applied linguistics, and composition studies; however, the field of second language (L2) writing has not kept pace. This article highlights the need to examine how to “queer” the L2 writing classroom and how this act might influence student writers. Read More

THE IMPACT OF NEGATIVE INSTITUTIONAL FACTORS ON TEACHER FEEDBACK
Elena Shvidko, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

The literature on response to student writing shows that local institutional policies play a critical role in determining how teachers provide feedback on student written work and how students use it to revise their writing. Therefore, in order to better understand teachers’ feedback practices, institutional factors should not be ignored. Read More

AN UNDERGRADUATE'S REFLECTION: FROM A WRITING CENTER TUTOR TO WORKING WITH ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS
Kassandra Collazo, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA

This article highlights the importance of reflective practice in the writing center and language center at James Madison University. As one undergraduate tutor continuously reflects, she improves her tutoring practice in helping English language learners. Read More

ENRICHING LEARNING, SAVING TIME: DESIGNING EFFECTIVE ACADEMIC WRITING COURSES
Zuzana Tomaš, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA & Jennifer Mott-Smith, Towson University, Towson, Maryland, USA

Teaching second language (L2) writing is particularly demanding because of the need to provide out-of-class support, respond to drafts, and grade papers. To help teachers learn to cope with these time demands while simultaneously maximizing their students’ learning, we outline 10 recommendations that have guided our own work with L2 writers. Read More

MEMBER PROFILES
AN INTERVIEW WITH PROFESSOR PAUL KEI MATSUDA
Interview by Elena Shvidko, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

In this interview, Elena Shvidko talks with renowned second language writing expert Dr. Paul Kei Matsuda to gain his insight on the notion of expertise in our field, which is the theme of this year’s Symposium on Second Language Writing. Read More

GRADUATE STUDENT SPOTLIGHTS: SURIATI ABAS, MARIE-LOUISE KOELZER, AND HUSSEIN MEIHAMI
Interview by Elena Shvidko, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

In this section edited by Elena Shvidko, we introduce you to three graduate students who are researching and teaching second language writing. Read More

BOOK REVIEWS
REVIEW OF TUTORING SECOND LANGUAGE WRITERS
Hee-Seung Kang, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Tutoring Second Language Writers, edited by Shanti Bruce and Ben Rafoth, explores issues and challenges around working with linguistically and culturally diverse students in writing centers. Topics ranging from theoretical to practical issues and thought-provoking questions provide a valuable resource for both new and experienced writing center tutors. Read More

REVIEW OF WRITING FOR PEER REVIEWED JOURNALS: STRATEGIES FOR GETTING PUBLISHED
Nasrin Kowkabi, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Writing for Peer Reviewed Journals: Strategies for Getting Published by Thomson and Kamler is a valuable reference for less experienced authors and emerging scholars. By offering a set of hands-on strategies combined with theoretical foundations, Thomson and Kamler skillfully demystify the multilayered process of writing for publication. 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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