A questionnaire, distributed to 110 (65 NS and 45ESL) students enrolled in the first-year composition classes, examines students' previous writing experience and expectations of the writing conferences. Pre-conference interviews with 19 focus students (8 NS and 11 ESL) were conducted to verify the survey results. Students' participation patterns were investigated via the video-recorded writing conferences of the 19 focus students. Students' perceptions of the conference were investigated through the postconference interviews with the 19 focus students and follow-up interviews with six Chinese students.Academic writing is new to both NS students and ESL students and they were unfamiliar with the rhetoric and format. ... on a text-in-context analysis essay told me that he would like his instructor to show him aan example of perfect academic anbsp;...
|Title||:||ESL Students in the College Writing Conferences: Perception and Participation|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2009|