One of the biggest struggles ESL students have in writing is using a direct and linear approach in their arguments being made. This is due to cultural beliefs and instructions in schools in their native countries. I enjoyed discussing this and other ESL Academic layouts in class because it related a lot to some of the models I made for my proposal:
It was also interesting to talk about the background education of international and ESL students besides just Chinese. I enjoyed hearing the experiences of other tutors as well and look forward to continuing to compare experiences with them.