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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 ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8977-7219, 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 By: Michael Biron
Deposited On:12 Feb 2019 23:02
Last Modified:02 Feb 2021 02:00


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