Participants with faculty and students during the one day workshop on ‘teaching of writing skills to students’ conducted on September 8 at C–Edge College.
Dimapur, September 10 (MExN): A one day workshop on ‘teaching of writing skills to students’ was conducted on September 8 at C–Edge College. This was organised by Department of English C-Edge College (C-EC) in collaboration with the Cue Academy Centre of Writing Skills Kohima and supported by the Kiremwati Chair, the college stated in a press release.
In the introductory session Abenla Aonok, Assistant Professor, Department of English (C-EC) was the chairperson, and welcome address given by Dr. Chubatola Aier, Principal (C-EC). Vote of thanks was delivered by Zhokhoto Puro, Managing Director, Cue Academy Centre of Writing Skills. Meyatemsu Asst. Prof. Department of English (C-EC) was the workshop Co-ordinator.
Technical Session I on ‘Issues Involved in Teaching Writing Skills’ started with paper presentations by Vezolu Puro, Instructor Cue Academy and Yimwapangla, Assistant Professor, Department of English (C-EC). The presenters focussed on the complexities faced by the students in their writing skills such as poor grammar, weak vocabulary, poor comprehension and inability to construct sentences well. The presenters also gave suggestion on how the students can improve their writings skills by giving them positive feedback, emphasise practice in writing and reading, avoiding plagiarism and inculcating in them analytical and cognitive reasoning. There were two sessions on Methodology. The sessions were taken by Dr. Chubatola Aier Principal (C-EC) and Vezolu Puro Instructor Cue Academy of Writing Skills. Methodology I focused on understanding the nature and process of writing. The Product – Process Approaches to writing was introduced and the comparative outcomes were highlighted. It was strongly recommended that teachers adopt the Process Approach so as enable students to attain adequate levels of writing skills. The Methodology II session engaged the participants in practical group work to share views on how the steps involved in process teaching of writing could be applied. The teachers deliberated on various ways and techniques that could be adopted to improve the quality of students writing. They were encouraged to become researchers and devise their own techniques based on their own observations and experience, and to share ideas and collaborate in developing the writing of students.
The workshop was attended by participants from Hope Academy, Highland Hall School, Dimapur Government College, Unity Hr. Sec. School, Bethel Baptist School, Government High School Naga United and C-Edge College. The session concluded with benediction by Daisy Shitio Academic Dean (C-EC).