ADAPTING YOUR USE OF ENGLISH FOR DIFFERENT PURPOSES.
A learning object for use with students to introduce different styles of writing via a series of short activities, this object was developed for students on Teaching Assistant Foundation Degrees to use in appropriate classroom situations. The object supplements discussion about effective course materials and activities under the general heading of "Resources for Teaching and Learning". The object is an illustrative example of how an e-learning object can support teaching and learning. Discussion of its use in practical situations helps to evaluate situations where it could prove to be effective and its place in a detailed scheme of work. Discussion about repurposing possibilities is also productive as is consideration of the activities diagnostic capabilities.
Used to promote awareness of different writing skills at pre/GSCE level, the object quickly establishes key English Skills and examination expectations. Use particularly encourages adult learners as fears about skill expectations can quickly be alleviated.
The activities are intended to develop student ability to write different types of English, they should also encourage students to question the style of writing that is appropriate for a particular piece of writing.
To use poetic phrases in a simple letter might be inappropriate.
To write a personal essay without reference to any emotion might be ridiculous. The essay, should it be written without any reference to personal feelings, would be limited and lack appeal. If you are writing about personal experiences or views you should use language skilfully to encourage the reader to appreciate your work.