Teaching Academic Writing in UK Higher Education

Teaching Academic Writing in UK Higher Education introduces this growing field and provides a resource for university teachers, researchers and administrators interested in developing students' writing.

Author: Lisa Ganobcsik-Williams

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137019239

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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Academic Writing is emerging as a distinct subject for teaching and research in higher education in the UK and elsewhere. Teaching Academic Writing in UK Higher Education introduces this growing field and provides a resource for university teachers, researchers and administrators interested in developing students' writing.

Teaching Academic Writing

The book draws on recent research in the fields of academic literacy, second language learning, and linguistics.

Author: Caroline Coffin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780203994894

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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Student academic writing is at the heart of teaching and learning in higher education. Students are assessed largely by what they write, and need to learn both general academic conventions as well as disciplinary writing requirements in order to be successful in higher education. Teaching Academic Writing is a 'toolkit' designed to help higher education lecturers and tutors teach writing to their students. Containing a range of diverse teaching strategies, the book offers both practical activities to help students develop their writing abilities and guidelines to help lecturers and tutors think in more depth about the assessment tasks they set and the feedback they give to students. The authors explore a wide variety of text types, from essays and reflective diaries to research projects and laboratory reports. The book draws on recent research in the fields of academic literacy, second language learning, and linguistics. It is grounded in recent developments such as the increasing diversity of the student body, the use of the Internet, electronic tuition, and issues related to distance learning in an era of increasing globalisation. Written by experienced teachers of writing, language, and linguistics, Teaching Academic Writing will be of interest to anyone involved in teaching academic writing in higher education.

Teaching Academic Writing in European Higher Education

COATE** *Centre for Academic and Professional Literacy Studies at the Institute
of Education. University ofLondon, UK, **Centre for Higher Educational Studies ...

Author: Lennart Björk

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 140201208X

Category: Education

Page: 234

View: 507

This volume describes in detail teaching philosophies, curricular structures, research approaches and organizational models used in European countries. It offers concrete teaching strategies and examples: from individual tutorials to large classes, from face-to-face to web-based teaching, and addresses educational and cultural differences between writing instruction in Europe and the US.

Teaching Academic Writing as a Discipline specific Skill in Higher Education

Birmingham, UK: University of Birmingham Press. Björk, L. (2003). Text types,
textual consciousness and academic writing ability. In L. Björk, G. Bräuer, L.
Rienecker, & P. S. Jörgensen (Eds.), Teaching academic writing in European
higher ...

Author: El-Sadig Y. Ezza

Publisher: Information Science Reference

ISBN: 1799822672

Category: Education

Page: 253

View: 733

"This book examines the way disciplinary practices provide a framework for writing in various scholastic areas"--

Applied E Learning and E Teaching in Higher Education

London: Continuum. who arrive at university with no conceptions of what is being
expected from them. Hewings, M. (Ed.). (2001). Academic writing in context:
Implications and applications. ... Teaching academic writing in UK higher

Author: Donnelly, Roisin

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1599048175

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 440

View: 193

"This book presents international practices in the development and use of applied e-Learning and e-Teaching in the classroom in order to enhance student experience, add value to teaching practices, and illuminate best practices in the area of e-Assessment. This book provides insight into e-Learning and e-Teaching practices while exploring the roles of academic staff in adoption and application"--Provided by publisher.

Learning Development in Higher Education

Bean, J. (2001) Engaging Ideas: The Professors' Guide to Integrating Writing,
Critical Thinking and Active Learning in the Classroom (San ... (2006) Teaching
Academic Writing in UK Higher Education (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan).

Author: Peter Hartley

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230365043

Category: Study Aids

Page: 288

View: 139

This book shows how Learning Development enhances the student experience and promotes active engagement. Written by staff from the UK's largest collaborative Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), the book includes important insights for everyone interested in supporting student retention, progression and success.

The Handbook Of Academic Writing A Fresh Approach

Writing is one of the most demanding tasks that academics and researchers face.

Author: Murray, Rowena

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335219330

Category: Education

Page: 196

View: 864

Writing is one of the most demanding tasks that academics and researchers face. In some disciplines we learn some of what we need to know to be productive, successful writers; but in other disciplines there is no training, support or mentoring of any kind.

Writing in the Disciplines

Curry, Mary Jane (2006) “Skills, Access, and 'Basic Writing': A Community
College Case Study from the United States,” in GanobcsikWilliams, L. (ed.)
Teaching Academic Writing in UK Higher Education: Theories, Practices and
Models ...

Author: Mary Deane

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 023034576X

Category: Study Aids

Page: 304

View: 838

'Writing in the Disciplines' (WiD) is a growing field in which discipline-based academics, writing developers, and learning technologists collaborate to help students succeed as subject specialists. This book places WiD in its theoretical and cultural contexts and reports on initiatives taking place at a range of UK higher education institutions. Also includes surveys of current developments and scholarship in the US, Australia, Europe and elsewhere, making it of interest to both a UK and an international audience.

Writing At University A Guide For Students

This text presents strategies and approaches to allow the reader to gain more control over his or her academic writing in a higher education environment.

Author: Creme, Phyllis

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335221165

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 504

This text presents strategies and approaches to allow the reader to gain more control over his or her academic writing in a higher education environment. This edition includes more detailed consideration of plagiarism and careful use of source material.

Academic Writing in a Second or Foreign Language

Issues and Challenges Facing ESL/EFL Academic Writers in Higher Education
Contexts Ramona Tang ... Her research and teaching centre on innovative
collaborative methods for helping scientists from all language backgrounds
develop high-level skills for ... She holds an MA in Language Studies at the
University of Lancaster (UK) and a PhD in English Linguistics at the University of
Pisa (Italy).

Author: Ramona Tang

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441153349

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 693

It can be a challenge writing in a language that is not your native tongue. Constructing academic essays, dissertations and research articles in this second or foreign language is even more challenging, yet across the globe thousands of academics and students do so, some out of choice, some out of necessity. This book looks at a major issue within the field of English for Academic Purposes (EAP). It focuses on the issues confronting non-native-English-speaking academics, scholars and students, who face increasing pressure to write and publish in English, now widely acknowledged as the academic lingua franca. Questions of identity, access, pedagogy and empowerment naturally arise. This book looks at both student and professional academic writers, using qualitative text analysis, quantitative questionnaire data, corpus investigations and ethnographic approaches to searchingly examine issues central to the EAP field.

Writing in the Disciplines

Building Supportive Cultures for Student Writing in UK Higher Education
Christine Hardy, Lisa Clughen. Preface. Academic Writing is a growing field for
teaching and research in the United Kingdom and internationally. While 'writing
centers' ...

Author: Christine Hardy

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1780525478

Category: Reference

Page: 281

View: 472

This book develops academic writing in higher education. Viewing writing as a complex sociocultural act, it analyses key issues in writing environments and their impact on student writing. Drawing on research, practice and the existing body of knowledge, it also offers practical writing activities that can be used with students in the disciplines.

Writing for University

This concise, handy guide demystifies academic writing, providing students with real insight into writing well at university.

Author: Jeanne Godfrey

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137531886


Page: 128

View: 185

This concise, handy guide demystifies academic writing, providing students with real insight into writing well at university. Direct and practical advice allows students to gain the confidence, knowledge and tools to hit the ground running from their first year of study. Well-presented, featuring lively illustrations.

Writing on the Edge

own writing courses at the University of Auckland : the Otago course takes up
writing in " the public interest , " working to ... In an even more recent collection ,
Lisa Ganobcsik - Williams ' Teaching Academic Writing in UK Higher Education ...




Category: English language


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Reshaping Teaching in Higher Education

At the University of Strathclyde (UK), as part of an accredited course on teaching
and learning in higher education, there are modules on academic writing. These
ask faculty to consider how writing can support student learning and how staff ...

Author: Rosanna Breen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135724725

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 113

Linking research with teaching is one of the main topics in the educational development world. This practice based guide shows how academic research activity can be connected to academic teaching activity, to ensure that neither operates in a vacuum - and each can be enhanced by the other. Addressing issues at the individual, course and institutional level, and written for an international readership, this will be a key book for course leaders and educational developers.

Approaches to Assessment that Enhance Learning in Higher Education

Stylianos Hatzipanagos, Rebecca Rochon. The impact of formative feedback on
the development of academic writing Ursula Wingate Department of Education
and Professional Studies, King's College London, London, UK Taylor and
Francis ...

Author: Stylianos Hatzipanagos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317978412

Category: Education

Page: 161

View: 889

This book addresses the need to diversify mainstream forms of assessment currently used in Higher Education in order to re-establish the focus on the learning process. Making assessment central to student learning is about returning to what current research emphasises: the primary beneficiary of assessment should be the student. To achieve this in the assessment context, students and tutors must engage in a process of dialogue and feedback. It seems to be widely accepted that assessment succeeds when the learner monitors, identifies and then is able to ‘bridge’ the gap between current learning achievements and agreed goals. It is, however, more questionable whether adequate opportunities are given to students to be active participants in closing what has been termed ‘the loop’. Contributors to this book have responded in different ways to the challenge of enhancing learning through assessment, offering reasons for the lack of focus on learning within assessment processes as well as suggesting possible solutions. The chapters demonstrate a balance between innovation and practicality, drawing on the underpinning theories. The result is both rich in discussion and an extremely useful resource for practitioners. This book was originally published as a special issue of Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education.

Just Write It

San Francisco, CA: Greenwood Press. Ganobcsik-Williams, L. (2004) A Report
on the Teaching of Academic Writing in UK Higher Education. Available at http://
www.rlf.org.uk/fellowshipscheme/research.cfm [Accessed 18 August 2012].

Author: Greta Solomon

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335246001

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 181

View: 747

Just write it! helps to bolster confidence and motivation and dispell negative thoughts. Students will develop a positive attitude towards writing using methods that can be applied to various types of written work.

How to Fix Your Academic Writing Trouble

Introduction: You may have academic writing troubles, but you can fix them!

Author: Inger Mewburn


ISBN: 9780335243327

Category: Academic writing

Page: 178

View: 924

Are you confused by the feedback you get from your academic teachers and mentors? This clear and accessible guide to decoding academic feedback will help you interpret what your lecturer or research supervisor is really trying to tell you about your writing--and show you how to fix it. It will help you master a range of techniques and strategies to take your writing to the next level and along the way you'll learn why academic text looks the way it does, and how to produce that 'authoritative scholarly voice' that everyone talks about. This book is an easy-to-use resource for postgraduate students and researchers in all disciplines, and even professional academics, to diagnose their writing issues and find ways to fix them. This book would also be a valuable text for academic writing courses and writing groups, such as those offered in doctoral and Master's by research degree programmes. 'Whether they have writing problems or not, every academic writer will want this handy compendium of effective strategies and sound explanations on their book shelf--it's a must-have.' Pat Thomson, Professor of Education, University of Nottingham, UK

E Learning for Geographers Online Materials Resources and Repositories

Retrieved June 30, 2007, from http://jime. open.ac.uk/2006/01/ Leung, S.,
Harding, I., Wang, S., & Moloney, J. (2008). Encouraging academic ... Plagiarism
and poor academic practice — a threat to the extension of e-learning in higher
education? Electronic Journal on ... Academic writing for graduate students. Ann
Arbor, MI: ...

Author: Rees, Philip

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1599049813

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 364

View: 957

"This book provides a useful reference to the latest advancements in the area of educational technology and e-learning"--Provided by publisher.

Student Writing

WRITING. IN. HIGHER. EDUCATION. Introduction In this final chapter, instead of
taking official discourse as our ... literacies in order to explore both current and
possible future ways of teaching and learning academic writing in HE in the UK.

Author: Theresa M. Lillis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134586566

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

View: 417

Student Writing presents an accessible and thought-provoking study of academic writing practices. Informed by 'composition' research from the US and 'academic literacies studies' from the UK, the book challenges current official discourse on writing as a 'skill'. Lillis argues for an approach which sees student writing as social practice. The book draws extensively on a three-year study with ten non-traditional students in higher education and their experience of academic writing. Using case study material - including literacy history interviews, extended discussions with students about their writing of discipline specific essays, and extracts from essays - Lillis identifies the following as three significant dimensions to academic writing: * Access to higher education and to its language and literacy representational resources * Regulation of meaning making in academic writing * Desire for participation in higher education and for choices over ways of meaning in academic writing. Student Writing: access, regulation, desire raises questions about why academics write as they do, who benefits from such writing, which meanings are valued and how, on what terms 'outsiders' get to be 'insiders' and at what costs.

Reflective Teaching in Higher Education

—(2013) 'Attention to student writing in postgraduate health science education:
whose task is it – or how?' Journal of Academic Writing, 3 (1), 30–41. Available
from http://e-learning.coventry. ac.uk/ojs/index.php/joaw/index (accessed 14 July

Author: Paul Ashwin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441147233

Category: Education

Page: 416

View: 968

Reflective Teaching in Higher Education is the definitive textbook for reflective teachers in higher education. Informed by the latest research in this area, the book offers extensive support for those at the start of an academic career and career-long professionalism for those teaching in higher education. Written by an international collaborative author team of higher education experts led by Paul Ashwin, Reflective Teaching in Higher Education offers two levels of support: - practical guidance for day-to-day teaching, covering key issues such as strategies for improving learning, teaching and assessment, curriculum design, relationships, communication, and inclusion; and - evidence-informed 'principles' to aid understanding of how theories can effectively inform teaching practices, offering ways to develop a deeper understanding of teaching and learning in higher education. Case studies, activities, research briefings and annotated key readings are provided throughout. The author team: Paul Ashwin (Lancaster University, UK) | David Boud (University of Technology, Sydney, Australia) | Kelly Coate (King's Learning Institute, King's College London, UK) | Fiona Hallett (Edge Hill University, UK) | Elaine Keane (National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland) | Kerri-Lee Krause (Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia) | Brenda Leibowitz (University of Johannesburg, South Africa) | Iain MacLaren (National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland) | Jan McArthur (Lancaster University, UK) | Velda McCune (University of Edinburgh, UK) | Michelle Tooher National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland) This book forms part of the Reflective Teaching series, edited by Andrew Pollard and Amy Pollard, offering support for reflective practice in early, primary, secondary, further, vocational, university and adult sectors of education. Reflective Teaching in Higher Education and its website, www.reflectiveteaching.co.uk, promote the expertise of teaching within higher education.