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L2 writers’ use of outside sources and the related challenges


L2 writers’ use of outside sources and the related challenges

Neumann, Heike, Leu, Sarah and McDonough, Kim (2019) L2 writers’ use of outside sources and the related challenges. Journal of English for Academic Purposes . ISSN 14751585 (In Press)

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Researchers have called for the development of new pedagogical strategies to help students learn how to integrate source information into their own texts effectively (Casanave, 2017; Hu, 2015). Since these strategies are tied to particular pedagogical contexts, their development has to be preceded by a careful examination of the context where they will be implemented. To that end, the current study examined how students use sources in their own writing at an English-medium university in Canada and what challenges they face in doing so. Notes and essays written by English for Academic Purposes (EAP) students (N = 73) were analyzed in terms of how they used source text information. A subset of the students and five experienced instructors were interviewed to gain insight into students’ challenges with the source-based writing tasks required in the EAP program. The findings indicate that students face difficulty with both the reading and writing phases of source-based writing, which has implications for the development of pedagogical strategies to address these difficulties.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Education
Item Type:Article
Authors:Neumann, Heike and Leu, Sarah and McDonough, Kim
Journal or Publication:Journal of English for Academic Purposes
Date:2 February 2019
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):10.1016/j.jeap.2019.02.002
ID Code:984986
Deposited On:12 Feb 2019 23:02
Last Modified:12 Feb 2019 23:02


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