S-Space Language Education Institute (언어교육원) Language Research (어학연구) Language Research (어학연구) Volume 27 Number 1/4 (1991)
Writing Process and the EFL Writing
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 언어교육원
- 어학연구, Vol.27 No.3, pp. 437-448
- Effective writing seems like a mysterious accomplishment to many people. To most students writing has always seemed impossible. One of the reasons may be that teachers and students have always sought out the nature of good writing in the finished work, in essays of great writers. This paper seeks to investigate the methods successful writers go through, to introduce important steps most writers a re likely to follow with special reference to the writing process so that both teachers and students in EFL classes can realize the importance of writing process. Four suggestions are made. First, for the betterment of the EFL writing, teachers have dual responsibilities of teaching composition and promoting literary study. Second, extensive read ing is compulsory in writing. Third, any English teacher cannot teach writ ing. Composition teachers should be speciallists in that field. Fourth, teachers themselves should re-experience the pangs of composition. Through this humbling experience both teachers and students can realize the true meaning of process/ product in the EFL writing.