(LLB, PGCE, MA, PhD) has taught in Nigeria, Malaysia, and Algeria, and currently teaches at the Centre of English Language Teaching at the University of Stirling, UK. His research interests include the methodology of teaching writing, legal language, genre analysis, and teacher training. Email: 〈email@example.com〉
(BA, Dip TEFL, M.Lit) has taught in Italy, Finland, Singapore, Portugal, Eire, and the UK. She is currently lecturing at CELT, University of Stirling, UK, and is pursuing doctoral research in sociolinguistics with Trinity College, Dublin. She has recently published a book on listening for Oxford University Press. Email: 〈A.G.White@education.Leeds.ac.uk〉
This paper analyses the strengths and weaknesses of product, process, and genre approaches to writing in terms of their view of writing and how they see the development of writing. It argues that the three approaches are complementary, and identifies an approach which is informed by each of them.