Appendix K: Syllabus with Formative Assessment

Academic English Writing Syllabus

Course Description and Overview

Academic English writing is vital for the academic and professional success of international students and visiting scholars. Many have difficulty expressing thoughts in writing even with good analytical skills. Many may not know how to use printed/published sources appropriately and thus be threatened with charges of plagiarism: a multi-faceted issue linked to language use and cross-cultural literacy. The study of literacy and language demonstrates that knowledge construction in writing and language learning are both developmental processes that are socioculturally grounded rather than one set of universal cognitive skills that transfer. ...

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