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LETTER FROM THE CHAIR

Aylin B. Atilgan Relyea, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, California, USA

Second Language Writing Interest Section Chair Aylin Atilgan Relyea provides an overview of the activities the interest section had this summer, outlines future professional activities, and invites members to be involved in our professional community. Read More

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

Elena Shvidko, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, USA

SLW News Editor Elena Shvidko welcomes readers to this issue, provides an overview of the articles, and invites readers to share their research and teaching ideas with the newsletter readership. Read More

ARTICLES
USING NATIVE LANGUAGE CULTURE TO OVERCOME RESISTANCE TO WRITING IN THE SECOND LANGUAGE CLASSROOM

Aviva Ueno, Meiji Gakuin University, Yokohama, Japan

This article shows how giving Japanese learners of English writing assignments that have an important cultural purpose and an authentic audience within the Japanese tradition of the sempai(mentor)/kohai (protégé) relationship can help learners overcome their writing anxiety and make their writing assignments more meaningful. Read More

APPLYING LEARNER CORPUS DATA IN SECOND LANGUAGE WRITING COURSES
Ashley Velázquez, Nina Conrad, Shelley Staples, Kevin Sanchez, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA

This article discusses two examples of corpus-informed instruction (CII) that utilize a unique learner corpus comprised of texts representing the types of writing Foundations Writing students encounter in the classroom. The projects explore how CII can aid in further developing students’ awareness of their language choices in the second language writing classroom. Read More

A SAMPLE MOVES STRUCTURE ANALYSIS OF THE UNDERGRADUATE ENGINEERING LAB REPORT GENRE FOR SECOND LANGUAGE WRITERS

Yanisa Haley Scherber, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

This article provides a sample moves structure analysis of the undergraduate engineering lab report genre intended for instructional use in a variety of settings. Some elements of the analysis are expanded upon, and teaching suggestions are also provided. Read More

DYNAMIC AND COLLABORATIVE WRITING: MAKING THE ACADEMIC WRITING PROCESS FRIENDLY

Beatriz Erazo, San Pablo Bolivian Catholic University, Bolivia

In this modified version of the academic writing process, students work on writing while developing the other three primary skills within a collaborative learning framework. They are also provided with freewriting and assessment opportunities using rubrics. More importantly, this is an activity that helps learners avoid frustration when writing. Read More

GRADUATE STUDENT SPOTLIGHTS
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Interview by Elena Shvidko, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, USA

In this section edited by Elena Shvidko, we introduce you to a recent graduate student who is interested in second language writing teacher education, particularly in EFL contexts. Read More

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