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ERIC Number: EJ1095623
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
A Primer on the Pathway to Scholarly Writing: Helping Nascent Writers to Unlearn Conditioned Habits
McDougall, Dennis; Ornelles, Cecily; Rao, Kavita
College Student Journal, v49 n2 p262-270 Sum 2015
In this article, we identify eight common error patterns of nascent writers when they attempt to navigate the pathway to scholarly writing. We illustrate each error pattern via examples and counter-examples (corrections). We also describe how to identify such patterns, why those patterns might occur and persist, and why each pattern is problematic. In addition, we provide practical advice and resources aimed at changing conditioned habits of nascent and, in some cases, experienced scholarly writers. Finally, we include a diagnostic-prescriptive assessment and feedback activity for use by nascent writers, particularly graduate students, and their faculty advisors and instructors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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