REVA UNIVERSITY, BANGALORE
The Indian Educational System, stands on the rock solid foundation of writing skills-right from the inception through the final graduation .Yet it is a matter of great conjecture that majority of the graduates who walk out of the portals of learning with Certificates, diplomas and degrees find it a herculean task to foray into both the art and craft of written compositions even though they have been baked, boiled and broiled through this process for almost all their conscious study time . This brings on the debatable topic –can writing be taught? Academicians and Educators have throughout the deliberations maintained an emphatic yes for an answer, but the challenges that the teacher in an undergraduate classroom faces as she tries to translate this principle into practice attains colossal proportions. Matters get really complicated given the differences in the learning atmosphere with respect to individual differences, differential levels of motivation, curriculum content, paucity of skilled facilitators; and the time bound semester system. The need of the hour is to change the methodology and adapt a process-based approach to teach this critical skill.
Key Words: Challenges, Teaching Writing, process-based approach, skill