A writing workshop, ’Write to Get Noticed’, was organized by the English Department of Tamhidi Center, Islamic Science University of Malaysia on the 9th and 16th of January 2015. It was catered for 400 Tamhidi students from various programmes which are Tamhidi of Science and Technology, Tamhidi of Syariah and Law, and Tamhidi of Accounting and Muamalat.
The ‘Write to Get Noticed’ workshop was conducted to enhance students’ understanding of the requirements for writing besides having a more authentic writing environment through group exercises and peer scaffolding. Through peer group work and sessions sans assessments, students did not feel they were in a traditional classroom environment. This workshop provided a healthy writing environment where students assisted each other to get the tasks done.
The outcome of the writing workshop was successful and had given a positive impact to the students as well as the facilitators. Most of them responded to the fun learning environment they had experienced particularly through group activities as they had the chance to get to know others as well.
Cik Nur Safura bt Ab. Ghaffar