This was my first time teaching a graduate level academic writing course and the sections that were most relevant helpful to everyone I had a variety of grad students from various disciplines were the sections that focused less on the paper and more on specific academic language e. Often I would wonder why on earth I was doing such pointless questions.
Angst about Academic Writing: Graduate Students at the Brink Holmes, Barbara; Waterbury, Theresa; Baltrinic, Eric; Davis, Arielle Contemporary Issues in Education Researchv11 n2 p This paper offers some insights into the anxieties graduate students bring into the classroom about academic or technical writing.
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It's difficult to translate this simple example to challenging academic articles in specific fields. In this qualitative study, a focus group of graduate students was utilized to describe the specific negative feelings, attitudes and experiences held about writing.
Whilst the text itself was appropriate, many questions which accompanied it to consolidate the reader's grasp of the text were meaningless and superfluous, with poor or ambiguous instructions.
However, most of the examples of writing are quite simplistic and obviously geared towards demonstrating a particular writing exercise. Otherwise, it is a decent, standard guide that is inoffensive.