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ERIC Number: EJ1159140
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1305-578X
International Students' Challenges in Academic Writing: A Case Study from a Prominent U.S. University
Cennetkusu, Nazmiye Gürel
Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, v13 n2 p309-323 2017
Because of the importance of English as a scientific lingua franca among academic communities, a great emphasis is put on English education--especially in higher education--in countries where English is a second or foreign language. Therefore, the significant productions of graduate studies such as research articles and dissertations are often required to be written in English. This study examines the needs, means, and successful practices of academic writing in English through a comprehensive survey, in-depth interviews, and samples of academic writing. Results indicate that if parties in higher education (students, professors, and instructors) become conscious of each other?s expectations and practices, higher education through second/foreign language would most likely produce successful writers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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