I love teaching people about grammar and using writing to express our ideas. I think everyone has the ability to learn how to express themselves in clear, concise ways. If a person is careful and makes every effort to communicate, eventually everyone will understand.
I've taught writing at the high school level for 25 years. I've created students who are comfortable presenting in front of larger audiences, who are able to produce real pieces of creative writing and academic content, and who are able to use information effectively, such as applying research findings to current events or questions. I've also taught high school and college students who were born in other countries and often needed to learn English for the first time. I have very high expectations for the students I teach. All of them should be ready to take higher-level writing courses, whether these are college courses or courses for career advancement. In many cases, these are the students who do not feel they have the necessary skills to meet these expectations.
Every student's needs are unique, from the best way to approach a particular situation to the precise skills needed to succeed in college and after college. Students are encouraged to meet with their instructors to discuss their individual needs and help them learn the necessary skills for college success.
As a teacher, I have experience in using this type of test in the following settings: the college setting, a school setting, and a career setting. For the college setting, I most commonly use this test with freshmen who are learning about academic writing in their college writing courses. For the school setting, it is used to help students who are doing career-related writing.
I love teaching. I love helping people learn to write. I love teaching college students about academic writing. And I love using 'The College Composition Book' to test my students' ability to write convincing expository essays filled with valid reasons and solid evidence showing their understanding of ideas, processes, and the structure of academic writing. d2c66b5586