Author: Fernanda Batista

Fernanda has a master’s and a PhD degree in Language and Literature. She has experience teaching ESL in Canada and internationally and is currently working as a Writing Skills Specialist, developing and teaching writing curriculum.

The Power Academic Writing program was developed by me while working as a Writing and ESL Specialist in the Student Learning Centre, at Ontario Tech University’s Office of Student Life. It was one of my goals for the 2019-2020 school year, and I received feedback from the other two Writing Specialists with whom I worked and from our team manager throughout the development phase. It was launched in the Spring 2020 term and is expected to run every year in the Spring/Summer terms. In this post I will explain what the program is about, how and why it was conceived,…

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