Better Writers or Better Writing?

Better Writers or Better Writing?
A Qualitative Study of Second Language Writers’ Experiences in Writing Centers

by Juhi Kim

  • Publisher : JuhiKim
  • Release : 2018-08-03
  • Pages : 134
  • ISBN : 0692062556
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

This book explores L2 (second or foreign language) learners’ writing practices and their tutorial experiences in the university writing center, focusing on issues and elements that inhibit the L2 writers from improving their English writing ability. From the perspective of social constructionism, this book is framed by the notion of instruction as a conversational accomplishment, and learning in this view occurs as a social process mediated through interaction. By identifying themes and issues from the analysis of the talk and interaction transcribed from videoed tutorials, interviews with tutors and tutees, and ethnographic data from the writing center, this book aims to examine the nature of L2 learners’ writing practices in their talk-in-interaction during the one-to-one, face-to-face tutorials and to provide a comprehensive vignette of experiences of L2 writers in the university writing center.