Abstract: A writing teacher follows various methods of teaching. This article will expose the different approaches of teaching writing by highlighting its origins and how it has developed. It aims to enlighten writing teachers of the core methods they follow to teach writing. It limits its scope to four approaches; local knowledge, general knowledge, product, and process approaches of writing. This introduction of writing will give writing teachers the necessary experience to choose the appropriate method for teaching their students, as well as evaluating the current methods of teaching writing.
Keywords: writing, general knowledge, local knowledge, process approach, product approach