Application of the PEE Model to essay composition in an IELTS preparation class

Based on two case studies, this study investigates the application of the Point, Explanation, Example (PEE) model to essay composition in a multi-lingual IELTS preparation class. This model was incorporated into an eight-week programme of instruction to ESL adults in London, England. Students prepar...

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Autor Principal: Velasco Tovar, Ender Orlando
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Publicado: Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas 2015
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spelling ir-11349-181342019-09-19T21:23:36Z Application of the PEE Model to essay composition in an IELTS preparation class Velasco Tovar, Ender Orlando PEE model IELTS cohesion and coherence essay writing Based on two case studies, this study investigates the application of the Point, Explanation, Example (PEE) model to essay composition in a multi-lingual IELTS preparation class. This model was incorporated into an eight-week programme of instruction to ESL adults in London, England. Students preparing for the IELTS exam were asked to write pre and post instruction essays on a given topic within 40 minutes. Employing the IELTS band descriptors (IELTS, 2013b) and analyses of coherence and cohesion in line with Systemic Functional Linguistic concepts (Halliday and Matthiessen, 2004; McCarthy, 1991), samples of students’ writing were analysed. Data from students’ pre and post instruction interviews was also gathered and analysed. The findings of this study suggest that the PEE model is to some extent effective in improving the essay composition performance of IELTS students, in particular in the area of cohesion and coherence. Students find the PEE model useful in regard to the clarity and structure that the model seems to add to their essays. 2015-01-21 2019-09-19T21:23:36Z 2019-09-19T21:23:36Z info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion Artículo revisado por pares Peer-reviewes Article https://revistas.udistrital.edu.co/index.php/calj/article/view/7268 10.14483/udistrital.jour.calj.2015.1.a07 http://hdl.handle.net/11349/18134 eng https://revistas.udistrital.edu.co/index.php/calj/article/view/7268/10399 https://revistas.udistrital.edu.co/index.php/calj/article/view/7268/11180 Copyright (c) 2015 Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal application/pdf Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas Colombian appl. linguist. J.; Vol 17, No 1 (2015) January-June; 98-113 Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal; Vol 17, No 1 (2015) January-June; 98-113 2248-7085 0123-4641
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IELTS
cohesion and coherence
essay writing
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IELTS
cohesion and coherence
essay writing
Velasco Tovar, Ender Orlando
Application of the PEE Model to essay composition in an IELTS preparation class
description Based on two case studies, this study investigates the application of the Point, Explanation, Example (PEE) model to essay composition in a multi-lingual IELTS preparation class. This model was incorporated into an eight-week programme of instruction to ESL adults in London, England. Students preparing for the IELTS exam were asked to write pre and post instruction essays on a given topic within 40 minutes. Employing the IELTS band descriptors (IELTS, 2013b) and analyses of coherence and cohesion in line with Systemic Functional Linguistic concepts (Halliday and Matthiessen, 2004; McCarthy, 1991), samples of students’ writing were analysed. Data from students’ pre and post instruction interviews was also gathered and analysed. The findings of this study suggest that the PEE model is to some extent effective in improving the essay composition performance of IELTS students, in particular in the area of cohesion and coherence. Students find the PEE model useful in regard to the clarity and structure that the model seems to add to their essays.
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title Application of the PEE Model to essay composition in an IELTS preparation class
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