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    'This English writing thing': students' perceptions of their writing experiences at an English-medium university

    Petric, Bojana (2007) 'This English writing thing': students' perceptions of their writing experiences at an English-medium university. Porta Linguarum 7 , pp. 45-55. ISSN 1697-7467.

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    Abstract

    This article explores five students’ perceptions of their writing experiences at an English-medium post-graduate university in a non-English speaking country as compared to writing in their home country universities in their native languages. Three types of differences are found to be relevant: language and rhetorical differences, disciplinary differences, and differences in educational systems (such as the number of assignments required, the focus of writing instruction, and feedback practices). The analysis shows that some of these differences are unexpected for the students and require a period of adjustment during their transition to an English-medium university. The article concludes by discussing the implications of the findings for English for academic purposes.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): student writing at university, students' perceptions, English-medium university, English for academic purposes
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Applied Linguistics and Communication
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2016 10:25
    Last Modified: 05 Jan 2018 14:50
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/16311

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