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Principles and Practices for Response in Second Language Writing
Developing Self-Regulated Learners

ISBN 9780415897020
Published October 29, 2012 by Routledge
240 Pages

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Book Description

Based on the assumptions that students expect feedback and want to improve, and that improvement is possible, this book introduces a framework that applies the theory of self-regulated learning to guide second language writing teachers’ response to learners at all stages of the writing process. This approach provides teachers with principles and activities for helping students to take more responsibility for their own learning. By using self-regulated learning strategies, students can increase their independence from the teacher, improve their writing skills, and continue to make progress once the course ends, with or without teacher guidance.

The book focuses on the six dimensions of self-regulated learning —motive, methods of learning, time, physical environment, social environment, and performance. Each chapter offers practical activities and suggestions for implementing the principles and guidelines, including tools and materials that teachers can immediately use.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Response to Second Language Writing and Principles of Self- Regulated Learning

Chapter 2 Motive

Chapter 3 Methods of Learning

Chapter 4 Time Factors

Chapter 5 Physical Environment

Chapter 6 Social Environment

Chapter 7 Performance

Chapter 8 Implementing the SRL Approach in the L2 Writing Classroom

Chapter 9 Adapting to Environmental Factors


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Maureen Snow Andrade is Associate Dean, University College, Utah Valley University, USA.

Norman W. Evans is on the professional faculty in the Department of Linguistics and English Language, Brigham Young University, USA.


"This volume is a valuable publication offering practical guidelines for language teachers to teach learners to become self-regulated writers. The book nicely blends self-regulated learning (SRL) theory with the process of general language learning, including L2 writing." ― Karim Sadeghi and Sima Khezrlou, Urmia University, Iran, Applied Linguistic Journal