Addressing academic writing needs of ESL (English as a Second Language) undergraduate students

Loi, Chek Kim and Shameem Ahmed, and Shabbir Ahmed, and Henry Bating, and Mehmet Cem Odacıoğlu, (2017) Addressing academic writing needs of ESL (English as a Second Language) undergraduate students. Canadian International Journal of Social Science and Education , 10 . pp. 219-232. ISSN 2356-847X


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This study reports on a genre-based study examining the employment of communicative purposes (moves) in the body paragraphs of academic essays written by ESL (English as a Second Language) students at a university in Malaysia. A move analysis on the body paragraphs of student English academic essays is carried out using Peacock’s (2002) move-structure model of the discussion section. Students’ perceptions on their academic writing experience elicited through an interview are included as an accompanying data. The present study has pedagogical implications in teaching academic writing to ESL undergraduate students.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Communicative purpose, academic writing, interview, pedagogical implication
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions:SCHOOL > Centre for the Promotion of Knowledge and Language Learning
ID Code:16921
Deposited By:Munira M
Deposited On:11 May 2017 14:32
Last Modified:11 May 2017 14:32

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