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Bell, Joyce – Language Awareness, 2007
The importance of reading for academic study cannot be overemphasised. At the postgraduate level in particular, students are faced with complex text interpretation processes. International students, in addition, have to make a significant cultural/study shift; not only do they have to become accustomed to the reading of academic texts using…
Descriptors: Indians, Metacognition, Foreign Students, Graduate Students
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Bell, Joyce – Language Awareness, 2000
Explores the reading traditions and practices that influence the interpretation of two text types, academic and general text, by postgraduate students from Thailand and India studying in the areas of business, humanities, engineering/science, and health sciences. Data were collected from case studies conducted at an Australian university.…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Cultural Traits, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries