Reconceptualising the Academic Writing Difficulties of International Students

Linda Li, Yanyin Zhang

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    International students from non-English speaking backgrounds (NESB) encounter a wide range of academic challenges at Australian universities. Research on international students' academic experiences suggests that the adjustment to a new learning environment where expectations, requirements and approaches to teaching and learning are different is a challenging process for most international students. Evidence from research highlights academic writing as a heightened challenge for international students. It has been identified as a significant predictor of academic performance and a main factor impacting on learning and academic performance.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInternational Education and Cultural-Linguistic Experiences of International Students in Australia
    Editors Abe Ata and Alex Kostogriz
    Place of PublicationSamford Valley
    PublisherAustralian Academic Press Pty Ltd.
    ISBN (Print)9781922117465
    Publication statusPublished - 2015


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