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ERIC Number: EJ1152738
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
Admitted or Denied: Multilingual Writers Negotiate Admissions Essays
Wight, Shauna
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v61 n2 p141-151 Sep-Oct 2017
This article presents data from a collection of yearlong case studies on resident multilingual writers' college admissions essays. The focal student in this piece revealed the challenges that such writers face in presenting themselves to college admissions officers. Exploring these cultural and linguistic conflicts, this analysis uses Goffman's performance theories, which argue that writers (re)construct identities in response to changing social cues. Literacy educators, researchers, and policymakers can use these insights to help resident multilingual writers balance the demands of academic audiences with their preferred forms of representation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers; Policymakers; Researchers
Language: English
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