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Writing at the Intersection: Understanding International Student Writers

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dc.contributor.advisor Dunn, Patricia en_US
dc.contributor.author Adhikari, Soni en_US
dc.contributor.other Department of English en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-20T16:52:49Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-20T16:52:49Z
dc.date.issued 2015-12-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11401/77498 en_US
dc.description 46 pgs en_US
dc.description.abstract In U.S. colleges and universities, non-native English speaking international students are generally described in terms of their challenges with the English language. Even after the focus of scholarship has recently shifted to these students' strengths as multilingual writers, their challenges and strengths in other areas of their development as writers are still overlooked. This thesis addresses the need to inform and influence teaching/learning practices about international multilingual students by using multidimensional frameworks. Considering that international students' challenges (and strengths) of language intersect with a variety of other academic skills and also their motivation to learn, I argue that in order to truly account for their process of learning to write, we must consider these three dimensions: language proficiency, academic skills, and motivation. Building on recent scholarship, this work also advocates for shifting focus from static terms of identification to approaches that can account for complex and fluid identities. I conclude by recommending teaching strategies that take multiple aspects of writing and their constantly changing intersections into account as international students develop as writers. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This work is sponsored by the Stony Brook University Graduate School in compliance with the requirements for completion of degree. en_US
dc.format Monograph en_US
dc.format.medium Electronic Resource en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Rhetoric -- Language en_US
dc.subject.other academic skills, identity, international students, intersection, motivation, pedagogy en_US
dc.title Writing at the Intersection: Understanding International Student Writers en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.mimetype Application/PDF en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Khost, Peter en_US

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