Without a doubt, I acknowledge that I am still learning; however, I know that my greatest obstacle has become but a mere hurdle.
As an ESL student, it is important to consolidate the differences in writing style prevalent between ESL and NES students. The lack of context and organization present in ESL students’ writing stems from an overemphasis on grammar. Nevertheless, as the authors emphasizes, these differences do not correspond to a deficiency. Most ESL students get so caught up by wanting to get their papers fixed that they fail to understand the objective of the tutoring session, which is to gradually improve their writing skills. The internal struggle for the tutors is not to become frustrated with the work of ESL students, even if their work contains many errors. Most tutors hesitate to work with ESL students because of their work presents a degree of uncertainty, which can overwhelm the tutors. Since many ESL writers are still in the process of learning and understanding the English language, they still struggle to write simple sentences or if they have some training, begin writing superfluously to match their ...Show more