AWEJ Volume.4 Number.3, 2013                                                                     Pp.204-212

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From the ‘Folder’ Approach to the Model Approach:
Students Managing Their Writing Errors

Ronnie Goodwin
Gulf University for Science and Technology

This paper examines the process related to student management of writing errors. In this context, a teacher/professor and peers provide a student with written corrections to amend a paper or information to revise a paper. The paper is divided into four distinct parts: Part one, the introduction, explains the background of a problem that is being addressed, as well as the current assessment and outcomes that are anticipated pertaining to the research that will be conducted. Part two is The Current Method Approach. This method focuses on the current method being utilized and also includes a SWOT assessment of that model. Part three is the Future State Approach which previews a revised model approach and details how the transition to this approach could be made possible. There is also a brief review of other educational sector approaches included in this section for comparative analysis purposes. The Conclusion, part four, gives a summary of the key points and describes any knowledge that has been gained from the revised model approach. This approach can be used for all composition classes, secondary, ESL/EFL, as well as university.

Keywords: Writing/Composition, Learning and Teaching Methodology, New Learning and Teaching Models.


Dr. Ronnie Goodwin is an Assistant Professor in the English Language and Linguistics
Department and is interim Assistant Dean of the College of Arts and Science at Gulf University
for Science & Technology (GUST). Dr. Goodwin specializes in teaching Business Writing,
English Composition, and English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) to college-level, high
school, and adult learners. He is experienced in teaching intensive English for Academic
Purposes (EAP) and English for Specific Purposes (ESP) courses. Dr. Goodwin’s research
interests are in Writing/Composition, Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, ESL/EFL skill areas and
Cross-cultural studies.