Teaching Adult Webinars

Increasing Expectations: Building Writing Confidence through Groups



Differences in L1 and L2 rhetorical styles can leave students feeling confused and insecure about writing in English. Even after receiving explicit instruction, students may still not feel capable of producing the required writing structures on their own with any proficiency. In this session, we will explore a variety of collaborative classroom activities that will help students gain confidence in their writing ability while allowing instructors to collect, read, and grade fewer papers.

About the Speaker

April Muchmore-Vokoun is an Assistant Professor for the English for Academic Purposes program at Hillsborough Community College, Dale Mabry Campus in Tampa, Florida. She has 24 years of ESL teaching experience in intensive, college-level, and worksite study programs. Her current academic interests include reading and writing skills as well as listening-speaking strategies. April is a co-author for Great Writing published by National Geographic Learning and has presented nationally and internationally.