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Bain Butler, Donna

Developing International EFL/ESL Scholarly Writers

Series:Studies in Second and Foreign Language Education [SSFLE] 7


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    March 2015
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    This study had a research purpose and a pedagogical purpose. Research disclosed the dynamic, changing nature of (learner-internal and learner-external) variables that influence strategic competence for developing EFL/ESL writers. This competence was found necessary for international graduate students to move from writer-centered learning to reader-centered communication. The research instruments proved to be practical tools for guiding learners' processes of learning and writing a scholarly paper or article and avoiding plagiarism. The implication for teachers and program administrators is a systematic approach for developing self-regulation (control) in EFL/ESL writing. The first part of the book reports on the mixed methods (quantitative and qualitative) research. The second part gives an in-depth report of the 6 cases used in the research. The third part presents tools for systematically developing self-regulation in scholarly (and academic) writing with (a) student and teacher checklists for formative assessment that are valid and reliable; and (b) a model syllabus for teachers that can be adapted across disciplines and genres. These tools deal with learning strategies and their applications to writing and writing instruction.

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    xvii, 296 pages
    Type of Publication:
    Second Language Acquisition, Language Teaching, Foreign Language Education, Applied Linguistics

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    Donna Bain Butler, American University, Washington, D.C., USA.


    "In sum, the book is likely to be of great interest to anyone working on the development of self-assessment tools for student writing and research based on such tools."
    Andreas Eriksson in: Functions of Language 24(2017) / 1, 129-136

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