Exploring identity formation and academic writing of multilingual students: Skipping through the academy

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Thesis type
(Thesis) M.A.
Date created
2011-09-23
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Abstract
This research project investigates multilingual students’ engagement and investment in their undergraduate studies as they transition from foundational academic writing coursework (which may be seen by some as a stigmatized, “remedial” context) to Writing Intensive credit coursework. Through interviews and narrative writing samples, I investigate students’ various communities and positions in the university context to examine academic writing as social practice and identity negotiation (both interpersonal and intrapersonal). I find that while some students do report increased proficiency and confidence in their academic writing, their investment in the university community as a whole is more fractured than cohesive.
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etd6851
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Thesis advisor: Marshall, Steve
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