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Composing Through the Transformation Technique

Rajasingam Solomon, Caroline Selvarani (1998) Composing Through the Transformation Technique. Masters project report, Universiti Putra Malaysia.

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This project paper is an investigation of how language teachers can effectively utilise transformations of stories to motivate students to generate ideas, and write creatively a story of their own using what they have read as a guide or model. Twenty form one volunteers wrote two transformations based on the original story, "The Silkie". The transformations were then compared with the original story in terms of changes made. This study indicates that transformations can be used in Malaysia as a means to motivate ESL students to generate ideas and increase their fluency in writing as students wrote interesting stories of their own using culturally familiar ideas. This study also reveals that students can be trained to write, if fluency and not correctness is emphasised in the writing classroom.

Item Type:Project Report
Subject:English language - Composition and exercises - Ability testing
Subject:English language - Study and teaching (Secondary) - Malaysia
Chairman Supervisor:Mr. Jayakaran Mukundan
Call Number:FPP 1998 11
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Educational Studies
ID Code:9033
Deposited By: Muizzudin Kaspol
Deposited On:03 Jan 2011 15:02
Last Modified:25 Jul 2011 16:49

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