I have spent more than 28 years teaching academic writing in California, first at California State University, Sacramento and then, for most of my teaching career, at American River College. However, prior to teaching, I worked in the steel industry as a supervisor where I did a great deal of professional writing: reports, proposals, instruction manuals, and other technical documents. One thing both of my careers have taught me is that writing is thinking; sloppy thinking always leads to sloppy writing. As a result, Writing Issues focuses on the thinking and planning that must precede writing if that writing is to be clear and effective.
Writing Issues was initially designed as a website to assist students in my classes who wanted to brush up on their writing skills and to develop greater fluency in English. Most recently, Writing Issues has been revised to host the class website for a course I am teaching at Da Lat University in Vietnam: English in Educational Science (SP2106D). To that end, I have focused the site’s offerings in support of the course in Da Lat.
If you are a student enrolled in the SP2106D course, you will find all the course materials here, but you will need to register for the site to access this material.
Getting started with Writing Issues is a two-step process:
- please first Register for the course site,
- and then once registered you can will have access to the course.