Academic Writing in English: Approaches, Processes and Challenges in Higher Education
Writing is pivotal and good language use is marked in higher education throughout disciplines. Self-assumptions, others’ arguments, transformed knowledge, and research results are primarily given in written documents including articles, theses, dissertations and books. Though writing is often referred to as a skill or competence, it is widely acknowledged that writing resides in much more than solely being able to communicate what you already know. It rather stands as primary tool for thinking, learning and knowledge construction. Based on the above considerations, the present study takes a qualitative case study approach to explore writing approaches and strategies of nonnative graduate students’ writing academic texts and the difficulties that they encounter in this process in English departments.
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