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College English Writing on Scaffolding Theory

Author(s): Yuanying WANG

Journal: Studies in Literature and Language
ISSN 1923-1555

Volume: 3;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 46;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Scaffolding | Zone of Proximal Development | Peer review

Based on theories of zones of proximal development and scaffolding instruction, the author manages to combine the two theories and attempts to put it to the practice of college English writing in class on peer composition tutoring. Divided into different groups, students are required to give instructions and suggestion after reviewing their peer’s composition. Key words: Scaffolding; Zone of Proximal Development; Peer review

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