Writing successful essays ( Laura Moyneur, Education USA)
22 July 2021 17:30
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Learning and teaching foreign languages have always been one of Laura Moyneur’s passions. After graduating from high school in Minnesota, she decided to take a gap year and move to Italy as an exchange student, where she learned Italian through immersion. Laura then attended college at Saint Louis University’s Madrid campus where she majored in Spanish and Economics and minored in theology. During her time in Madrid, Laura worked as a tutor in the English Writing Center, helping EFL students to improve their writing abilities. Laura Moyneur is now a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant working with EducationUSA Paraguay, assisting the advisors with the Competitive College Club (CCC) and Opportunity Funds Program (OFP), which support talented, low-income students who aspire to pursue college degrees in the United States. This year, Laura has created and executed from scratch an entire writing program for the CCC and OFP students, including making writing workshops, organizing peer review sessions, creating peer review rubrics, scheduling one-on-one meetings, finding good sample essays for the students to read, and giving personal one-on-one feedback for each student's essay. In addition to her work with the CCC and OFP writing program, Laura has also held weekly book clubs for students who have already applied to U.S. universities and will be attending in the fall. The club has presented a one semester survey of American literature from the Great Depression through the early 2000s. Students studied works of prose, drama, fiction, documentary, and film in relation to their historical and cultural contexts. Texts were selected from among a diverse group of authors for what they reflect and reveal about the evolving American experience and character, including Of Mice and Men, To Kill a Mockingbird, and The House on Mango Street. Les llegará la información para conectarse a su email, incluida la contraseña.