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In a ESL class, say intermediate level, a teacher asks the students to write a text about a specific topic, expressing their opinions, at home, and bring it next class.
What is the most appropriate term here to describe the students's writing?
- a compositon?
- an essay?
- a writing?
- a redaction?
or something else?
PS Feel free to correct any mistakes in this post
I still call it a composition, unless it really is an essay.
That is really interesting. Several years ago (but less than 150), when I was a teenager, my ESL teachers (non-native ones) used to call it composition. Then I stopped learning English for some years. Nowadays, as an ESL teacher, I heard some non-native colleagues calling it essay. So I guess that change reached the ESL users quite quickly.