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You never know who is out there!  There are a reasonable number of
Australians on the EATAW listserv!
 
I would suggest the Journal of Academic Language and Learning, TESOL
Quarterly, Higher Education Research and Development.
 
Regards,
 
Fiona
 
Fiona Henderson
Lecturer
Language and Learning Portfolio
Victoria University
Australia
ph 61 3 9919 4972
http://vuoffshoresotlresearch.wikispaces.com/ 
http://tls.vu.edu.au/altc/studentresources.cfm 
 

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From: European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing -
discussions [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Zulfiqar Ahmed
Qureshi
Sent: Tuesday, 9 February 2010 11:12 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Writing conferences as a method of feedback on academic
writing


Thx for this Fiona - great to here from Australia - I didn't realise
that EATAW reached that far!
 
May I ask - what's the no. 1/2 journal out there for EFL/EAP research by
the way?
 
Z



Mr Zulfi Qureshi
Senior Lecturer in English Language
Course Leader for International Foundation Programme
Tel: +44 (0) 1772 89 3677
E-mail: [log in to unmask]


>>> Fiona Henderson 07/02/10 2:59 AM >>>

Dear Zulfi,
 
I'll start this to see if it creates an Australian conversation for you.

 
I would say many of us here use spoken feedback as well as written
commentary in one to one writing conferences.  For me, it would mostly
be doing one or more of three things.  Often I will commence a f2f by
asking the student to outline his/her overall document plan, often I
will ask a student to explain orally a particular paragraph and the
point that is being made (as I cannot understand the written version)
and often as part of the paraphrasing process, I will ask them to orally
give me the writer's idea.  
 
Of course there is also spoken interaction as part of the process of
clarifying any written commentary.
 
Regards,
 
Fiona
 
Fiona Henderson
Lecturer
Language and Learning Portfolio
Victoria University
Australia
ph 61 3 9919 4972
http://vuoffshoresotlresearch.wikispaces.com/ 
http://tls.vu.edu.au/altc/studentresources.cfm 
 

________________________________

From: European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing -
discussions [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Zulfiqar Ahmed
Qureshi
Sent: Sunday, 7 February 2010 12:44 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Writing conferences as a method of feedback on academic writing


Dear colleagues,
 
I am currently investigating the use of spoken feedback with
international students in one to one writing conferences on their
academic essay drafts (on a foundation/pre-UG course) and wish to ask
the following of you all:
 
1) How many of you use such conferences with your EFL sts to discuss
essay writing drafts? Is it a common feature of feedback methods
employed by UK/European universities on such courses (in addition to the
default 'written commentary')?
 
2) Does anyone know of any studies conducted at UK/European universities
on this area as most are US based.
 
Many thanks for any help/responses you may be able to offer.
 
Zulfi

Mr Zulfi Qureshi
Senior Lecturer in English Language
Course Leader for International Foundation Programme
Tel: +44 (0) 1772 89 3677
E-mail: [log in to unmask]




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