Academic Writing at Graduate School: An Attempt at Its Demystification

Angela Yicely Castro Garcé


This article reports the findings of a qualitative research study carried out in an academic writing class, with EnglishDidactics Master’s students. It aims at identifying graduate students’ pre-conceptions of academic writing, describingthe process undertaken in an attempt to demystify academic writing, and empower students to write and publish.Data collection instruments included an initial and a final survey, a student journal, and a series of templates for thebuilding of arguments. The findings suggest that recognizing students’ potential and providing them with thenecessary tools to improve their writing process are key factors in fostering more confident, better writers and thebeginning of the writing demystification process.

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World Journal of English Language
ISSN 1925-0703(Print)  ISSN 1925-0711(Online)

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