Studies in Writing

Teaching Academic Writing in European Higher Education

Editors: Björk, L., Bräuer, G., Rienecker, L., Stray Jörgensen, P. (Eds.)

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DAVID R. RUSSELL English Department of Iowa State University, U. S. A. I was fortunate to attend, as a visitor from the U. S. , the first European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing (EATAW) conference in 2001 at Groningen. I was struck by the similarities in the challenges higher education faces on both sides of the Atlantic in terms of developing students’ academic writing, and students’ learning through writing. It is indeed an international ‘problem. ’ But I was equally struck by the profound differences in responding to these challenges – among - tions, institutions, disciplines, and even within disciplines. The essays in this - traordinary volume address a growing demand for help with academic writing, on the part of students and academic staff alike. And they do so in ways that bring fresh approaches, not only to Europeans, who have only recently begun to study academic writing, but also to researchers and academic staff in the U. S. , where we have a c- tury-old tradition of attention to the problem – but are much in need of these fresh approaches. Academic writing has become a ‘problem’ in higher education – all around the world – because higher education sits smack between two contradictory pressures. On one end, far more students (and far more diverse students) come streaming into higher education – bringing in a far greater diversity of linguistic resources (often interpreted as ‘standards are falling,’ as Frank, Haacke & Tente point out).

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Teaching Academic Writing in European Higher Education: An Introduction

    Björk, Lennart (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Getting Started: Academic Writing in the First Year of a University Education

    Kruse, Otto

    Pages 19-28

  • Text Types, Textual Consciousness and Academic Writing Ability

    Björk, Lennart

    Pages 29-40

  • Teaching Academic Writing to International Students: Individual Tutoring as a Supplement to Workshops

    Büker, Stella

    Pages 41-57

  • The Genre in Focus, not the Writer: Using Model Examples in Large-Class Workshops

    Rienecker, Lotte (et al.)

    Pages 59-74

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Teaching Academic Writing in European Higher Education
Editors
  • Lennart Björk
  • Gerd Bräuer
  • L. Rienecker
  • Peter Stray Jörgensen
Series Title
Studies in Writing
Series Volume
12
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-0-306-48195-6
DOI
10.1007/0-306-48195-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-1208-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-1209-9
Series ISSN
1572-6304
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 234
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