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- Attitudes toward academic writing of foundation students at an Australian-based university in Sarawak
- Yong, Fung Lan
- The purpose of this study was to examine foundation students' attitudes toward academic writing, considering gender and age differences. A 29-item questionnaire was adapted to collect data on perceptions toward academic writing, expectations of academic writing, and feedback on academic writing. A two-tailed t-test for equality of means revealed significant gender differences on four items: Writing was more difficult than speaking, (2) Writing English on the job, (3) Using English to write letters, and (4) Expecting to do a lot of writing in various courses. A two-way analysis of variance (Gender x Age) indicated no significant gender differences on all items. Significant age differences were found in only one item, which implied that students had to take exams in English.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology. Sarawak Campus. School of Language and Foundation
- European Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 13, no. 3 (Mar 2010), pp. 472-478
- Publication year
- Academic writing; Attitudes; Foundation students; Process writing; Universities
- Publisher URL
- Copyright © 2010.
- Peer reviewed