Finding a new voice: challenges facing international (and home!) students writing university assignments in the UK.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/98516
Title:
Finding a new voice: challenges facing international (and home!) students writing university assignments in the UK.
Authors:
Bailey, Carol; Pieterick, Jackie
Other Titles:
Third Annual European First Year Experience Conference, May 7–9 2008, University of Wolverhampton, UK
Abstract:
With the globalisation of education, European universities are accepting increasing numbers of students from outside the EU. Some of these have experienced very different academic cultures from that of their host university, and may face difficulties in adapting to the requirements of their new institution. Even within Europe, academic cultures may vary enormously. One challenge which faces all those studying outside their home country is the task of writing academic essays: often in a foreign language and according to unfamiliar criteria. This paper draws on students’ reflections about the academic writing process in their first year at a UK university, exploring areas where the transition from their previous learning environment presents a challenge. It compares the previous experience of home and international students with respect to length and frequency of written assignments, research and organisation of ideas, language and referencing of sources. What is the best way to support them through the transition, and are we doing enough?
Publisher:
University of Wolverhampton
Issue Date:
2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/98516
Additional Links:
http://www2.wlv.ac.uk/celt/events/Findinganewvoice.ppt
Type:
Meetings & Proceedings
Language:
en
Description:
Conference paper. Powerpoint available at http://www2.wlv.ac.uk/celt/events/Findinganewvoice.ppt
ISBN:
978-0-9560611-1-9
Appears in Collections:
Institute for Learning Enhancement (ILE)

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBailey, Carolen
dc.contributor.authorPieterick, Jackieen
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-11T14:25:49Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-11T14:25:49Z-
dc.date.issued2008-
dc.identifier.isbn978-0-9560611-1-9-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/98516-
dc.descriptionConference paper. Powerpoint available at http://www2.wlv.ac.uk/celt/events/Findinganewvoice.ppten
dc.description.abstractWith the globalisation of education, European universities are accepting increasing numbers of students from outside the EU. Some of these have experienced very different academic cultures from that of their host university, and may face difficulties in adapting to the requirements of their new institution. Even within Europe, academic cultures may vary enormously. One challenge which faces all those studying outside their home country is the task of writing academic essays: often in a foreign language and according to unfamiliar criteria. This paper draws on students’ reflections about the academic writing process in their first year at a UK university, exploring areas where the transition from their previous learning environment presents a challenge. It compares the previous experience of home and international students with respect to length and frequency of written assignments, research and organisation of ideas, language and referencing of sources. What is the best way to support them through the transition, and are we doing enough?en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Wolverhamptonen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www2.wlv.ac.uk/celt/events/Findinganewvoice.ppten
dc.subjectTransitionsen
dc.subjectFirst year experienceen
dc.subjectInternational studentsen
dc.subjectAcademic writingen
dc.subjectStudent voicesen
dc.subjectHigher Educationen
dc.titleFinding a new voice: challenges facing international (and home!) students writing university assignments in the UK.en
dc.title.alternativeThird Annual European First Year Experience Conference, May 7–9 2008, University of Wolverhampton, UKen
dc.typeMeetings & Proceedingsen
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