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2014 Conference

May 8–9, 2014

Framingham, MA

MATSOL 2014 Conference: Online Program

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The Advantages of Visual Analysis in ESL Academic Writing

Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 3:30 PM–4:15 PM EDT
Session Abstract

In academic writing classrooms, teachers often struggle to choose compelling content as a vehicle for learners' writings. Visual analysis, especially of photographs, has proven to be an effective way of allowing learners to distinguish between summary and analysis and also to practice the grammar structures key to argument-driven academic writing.

Session Length

Practice-Oriented Presentation (45 minutes)

Secondary Educators
Community College ESOL Educators
Higher Education ESOL/IEP Educators
Topic Strand

Reading, Writing, Literacy

Lead Presenter

Christina Michaud, Boston University College of Arts and Sciences Writing Program
Biographical Statement

Christina Michaud is a Senior Lecturer in the Writing Program at Boston University, where she teaches ESL writing and other academic writing courses.



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