Transforming ESL Writing Fear Through Autobiography

Motivating Students To Tell Their Stories in English
Writing in a second language is a daunting task for English as a Second Language students. The author understands, because he once feared composing research papers in a second language. I was able to overcome my fear by using the autobiographical approach to write a master’s project and composing a personal narrative while learning to write in German. This approach combined with constructive feedback gave me confidence. Further, by assisting in the classroom and researching how other teachers used the autobiographical method, I was inspired to develop writing strategies for second language students…

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