Since their introduction, businesspeople have retrofitted these systems -- which share as many similarities as they do differences -- for use in management and business practice. There is no one correct approach to business, writing or management; experiment with various techniques until you find what works for your organization.
Early in my teaching career I realised that the learners of different levels should have a sense of purpose, a sense of audience, and a sense of direction as well as be able to discover and articulate ideas in writing. Therefore, my personal opinion is that the more opportunities for expression learners are given the better writers they may become.
The Product approach proved useful with early beginners and elementary levels; it enabled them to write whole pieces of communication and made them feel confident. Trying to find the best way to approach my learners and wanting to expose them to models of different text types, I sometimes used only the product approach at intermediate and above levels but the outcome was often unsatisfactory.
My attempts to use the process approach with young learners came to an abrupt end sooner than I had expected. I wish I could develop the writing skills of each student individually and make them able to produce whole texts holistic process.
Therefore I feel the need to compare the Product and Process approach to writing at different levels and explore how best to combine the two.
A comparison of the Product and Process Approaches to writing 2.
The Product approach is a text-based form approach which focuses on form, gives texts to students to imitate and usually use textbooks which give a range of models. It is a traditional approach, in which students are encouraged to mimic a model text, which is usually presented and analysed at an early stage.
The Product Approach appeared in the mids and was supposed to develop academic writing. Teachers assigned papers and basically attended to the clarity, originality and correctness of the final product without attending to the writing process or to the writers themselves.
This approach consists of four stages: Reflecting on my experience as a teacher, I can say that this approach seems to help only very young learners who know neither many grammatical structures nor much vocabulary so as to individually produce a good piece of writing. These learners are taught how to write correctly —the emphasis is mainly on accuracy- but do not know how to develop their thinking process and how to get involved.
The sameness of their end products is amazingly shocking because the writing product is preconceived and therefore the teacher does not have much to correct.
This approach is easy to use in large classes but has many issues. About twenty years later — in the mid s- there was a move from product approach to process approach which places emphasis on the ideas and idea development and includes prewriting, writing and rewriting.
Learners begin writing with a plan in their heads. They think about what they want to say and who they are writing for. They make a draft of their own they do not imitate or copy and as they proceed they are constantly reviewing, revising and editing their works.
Students have a reader in mind and want to communicate a message. From my experience I can say that this approach appeals mostly to post- intermediate levels for it gives learners the freedom to write what they want to write.
It develops their thinking skills and expands their creativity through eight stages: Depending on my students, their abilities and their needs I frequently use the process approach with B1 and B2 levels. They truly enjoy the process of generating ideas and exchanging drafts.Differences.
While the product approach has a very defined structure -- a structure that mimics the original business model -- the process approach has a much looser form. However, process approaches do not repudiate all interest in the product, (i.e. the final draft).
The aim is to achieve the best product possible. What differentiates a process-focussed approach from a product-centred one is that the outcome of the writing, the product, is not preconceived.
The product approach is a traditional approach where students work solitary and are encouraged to model a specific format for writing reports and essays.
Major Differences between Product and Process Approaches to Composition: Topic Choice, Revision, and the Writing Conference. Contrasting Product, Process and Genre Approaches to the Writing Skill Uploaded by Maltesers Product writing, process writing, product 5/5(1).
Product and process writing: A comparison What differentiates a process-focussed approach from a product-centred one is that the outcome of the writing, the product, is not preconceived. Process writing: Product writing: text as a resource for comparison; ideas as starting point; more than one draft;.