On the Strategies of Improving Writing for English Majors through Reading



This paper mainly focuses on the strategies of improving writing through reading. With the wider application of English, the output of English--- writing becomes more important than before. However, compared with listening, speaking and reading, English writing teaching starts late and improves slowly, though these four skills are interrelated with each other. Among these relations, writing is much more closed related with reading. Therefore, the aim of this study is to clear the influence of English reading on writing and based on this, to put forward strategies and activities to improve the writing ability. This paper is just analyzing the influence of curricular reading and extra-curricular reading on writing, for example, providing the writing models, enriching students' grammar and collecting the writing material. Besides, strategies and activities are put forward from two aspects---the teacher and the student. For example, choosing the appropriate reading materials is an essential method for teacher while rewriting the reading materials is on the student's part.


Strategies; Reading; Writing; English majors

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/11303


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