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HBEL3103_SEM MAY10/MHAA

PART A

INSTRUCTIONS

Part A contains FIVE questions. Answer ALL questions. QUESTIONS Marks

1.

Why is penmanship still important and relevant in this technological age? (4)

2.

State TWO reasons why teachers link reading to writing in teaching writing? (4)

3.

Complete the following table on the differences between paraphrase and summary writing: Paraphrasing Length of text between the first & second texts Meaning between the first & second texts Fact in between the first & second text Shorter Summary

All facts included

(4)

4.

Identify and explain the TWO main characteristics of a good paragraph. (4)

5.

State ONE similarity and difference between topic sentences and thesis sentences. (4)

(Total: 20)

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PART B

INSTRUCTIONS

Part B contains FIVE questions. Answer THREE questions ONLY.

QUESTIONS:

Marks

1.

David Nunan (2003) gives three definitions for writing.

(a)

Identify and elaborate TWO of the definitions.

( 10 )

(b)

Discuss and provide examples for the each of the definition.

( 10 ) (Total: 20)

2.

There are FOUR principles of teaching writing.

(a)

Identify and elaborate the FOUR principles.

( 10 )

(b)

Discuss and provide ONE activity which can be carried out for each of the principle of writing. ( 10 ) (Total: 20)

3.

There are four questions which we can ask ourselves before we start writing in order to produce a good piece of writing.

(a)

Identify the who, what, why and how questions which we need to ask. ( 10 )

(b)

Discuss and elaborate the reasons why we ask these questions.

( 10 ) (Total: 20)

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4.

Independent writing is part of A Continuum of Teacher Support for Student Writers as proposed by Fontas & Pinnell (1996).

(a)

Elaborate the roles of teachers and students in this writing.

( 10 )

(b)

Discuss TWO benefits of Independent writing for teaching and learning of writing. ( 10 ) (Total: 20)

5.

For teachers who teach writing to primary school students, shared writing support is one of frequently used activities.

(a)

Elaborate TWO writing activities which can be incorporated into this writing support. ( 10 )

(b)

Discuss TWO conditions which teachers need to pay attention to when they use shared writing activities. ( 10 ) (Total: 20)

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PART C

INSTRUCTIONS

Part C contains TWO questions. Answer ONE question ONLY.

QUESTIONS:

Marks

1.

Many studies show that students cultural and cognitive backgrounds affect the process and product of writing.

Elaborate and provide examples to substantiate your claims. (Total: 20)

2.

Guided writing has been extensively used in the teaching of writing in English in Malaysia.

Discuss and provide relevant examples of the advantages and disadvantages of using guided writing activity in teaching writing. (Total: 20)

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