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Liu, Chang; Harwood, Nigel – Written Communication, 2022
This article presents findings from a study of a U.K. university writing centre regarding understandings of tutor roles, involving 33 Chinese international students, 11 writing tutors, and the centre director. The research used interviews and audio-recorded consultations as data to analyze and explore participants' beliefs and understandings. The…
Descriptors: Writing Teachers, Tutors, Writing (Composition), Laboratories
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Bartholomae, David – Journal of Basic Writing, 2020
I retired from teaching in August, 2018. In the fall semester of that academic year, I taught a section of Basic Writing (now called "Workshop in Composition"), one of the courses I taught in the fall of 1975, my first year at the University of Pittsburgh. This essay is a documentary account of that course, including writing assignments…
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Writing Assignments, College English, English Curriculum
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Seo, Eunjin; Patall, Erika A.; Henderson, Marlone D.; Steingut, Rebecca R. – Journal of Experimental Education, 2018
Self-set goals, selected by students for themselves, have known motivational benefits leading to increased autonomy and intrinsic motivation. In spite of the motivational benefits, students often fail to accomplish self-set goals because they lack the social motivator ascribed to assigned goals. The purpose of this research was to investigate…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Student Motivation, Intention, Undergraduate Students
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Dobson Waters, Sharon; Torgerson, Carole J. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
This systematic review assessed the effectiveness of published inventions, of an experimental design, used to promote learning for learners with dyslexia on HE programmes. Historical observations suggest that a notable number of learners with dyslexia express concern at the levels of support they receive and that support plans provided to their…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, College Students, Students with Disabilities, Intervention
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Alowayid, Rehab – English Language Teaching, 2020
Academic discourse is highly complex and requires writers to follow specific writing conventions. Many Saudi university students have underdeveloped writing skills (Al-Khairy, 2013). One way to assist second language (L2) learners and develop their academic writing skills is through academic language support offered by writing centres. The…
Descriptors: Laboratories, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills, Tutoring
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Williams, Julie Ann Stuart; Schutts, Joshua; Gallamore, Kristine; Amaral, Nicholas – Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2019
This article examines a manageable approach that provides students with significant opportunities to write and improve their writing over time in an introductory quantitative business course. The study examines six elements of written communication skills, as evidenced by assessment data from memorandum assignments administered following…
Descriptors: Business Communication, Writing Skills, Communication Skills, Business Skills
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Larigauderie, Pascale; Guignouard, Coralie; Olive, Thierry – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2020
The present research studied the role of the non-executive and executive components of working memory in the detection of phonological, orthographical, and grammatical spelling errors. Before performing error detection tasks, undergraduate participants completed a battery of tasks to evaluate their non-executive (verbal and visuospatial storage)…
Descriptors: Proofreading, Short Term Memory, Phonology, Grammar
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Pulaczewska, Hanna – Language Learning Journal, 2022
The article discusses the results of a study of L1 proofreading competence conducted among young adult native speakers of Polish who acquired English through formal education at school and university in Poland. Students with various levels of proficiency in English were asked to make acceptability judgements for Polish structures presented to them…
Descriptors: Polish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Alm, Antonie; Watanabe, Yuki – Research-publishing.net, 2021
This short paper reports on the preliminary findings of a study into the use of Online Translators (OTs) by university language students. Students of Chinese, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish and their teachers responded to comparative surveys on their respective use and evaluation of OTs for L2 writing in formal language learning contexts.…
Descriptors: Translation, Computational Linguistics, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Fareed, Muhammad; Sultan, Sheba R.; Shireen, Khadija – Journal of Education and Educational Development, 2021
The quality of language produced is greatly influenced by the quality of language input. Reading is a major source of language and knowledge input. In Pakistan, two types of books written in the English language are available for the reader. The first type includes the books written and published in Pakistan and the second type is of the books…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Schartel Dunn, Stephanie G.; Lane, Peggy L. – Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2019
This article extends a dialogue regarding how (and what) communication skills are stressed within business schools, which should be regularly examined and updated. Specifically, this article addresses which skills interns and employers perceive as important. Results indicate that interns and their supervisors have similar perceptions of which…
Descriptors: Business Communication, Communication Skills, Interpersonal Communication, Internship Programs
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Kennedy, Olivia – Research-publishing.net, 2021
This article explores how 40 first-year students in a compulsory English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course undertook written tasks during a semester suddenly undertaken online. The university in Japan described here provided on-demand lessons via the Learning Management System (LMS) during the first COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. Students prepared…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Writing Instruction, English for Academic Purposes
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Neumann, Kalianne L.; Kopcha, Theodore J. – International Journal of Designs for Learning, 2019
This paper presents a design case that describes the design, development, and user experience testing of a Google Docs revision add-on. The add-on is an instructional, peer review tool intended to help students distinguish surface-level feedback from text-based feedback in order to develop their revision task schema. Eleven secondary teachers…
Descriptors: Revision (Written Composition), Feedback (Response), Web 2.0 Technologies, Peer Evaluation
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Harwood, Nigel – Journal of Academic Ethics, 2019
L2 student writers in UK universities often seek the services of a 'proofreader' before submitting work for assessment, and the proliferation of freelance proofreaders and online proofreading agencies has led to debates about the ethics of the proofreading of student writing in publications such as "Times Higher Education". This study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethics, Proofreading, Writing (Composition)
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Olalla-Soler, Christian – Interpreter and Translator Trainer, 2019
This paper presents the mentoring programme carried out by Professional Association of Translators and Interpreters of Catalonia (APTIC) based on a multiple-mentoring model. It was offered during the academic years 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 in collaboration with the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and the Universitat de Vic and will continue in…
Descriptors: Self Employment, Professional Personnel, Translation, Work Ethic
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