Document Type



Available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike 4.0 International Licence


General language studies

Publication Details

The All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Vol 8, No. 2, 2016. (Co-Author, Odette Gabaudan.)

ISSN: 2009-3160


This article considers the challenges confronted by instructors of composition and writing skills in higher education. Identifying key aspects of grammar, syntax, and punctuation, it argues that a grammatically informed terminology is helpful to learner-writers endeavouring to improve the clarity of their written assignments. To aid assimilation of this terminology, and the concepts it signifies, e-learning tools can be integrated into the curriculum so that students can consolidate knowledge through their own construction of it. As they create blogs and peer to peer quizzes, they become more theoretically and practically informed about the basis of effective writing practices.