Hodgson, John and Harris, Ann (2012) Improving student writing at HE: putting literacy studies to work. English in Education, 46 (1). pp. 8-21. ISSN 0425-0494

This article builds on research into academic writing and student literacy,
arguing that a focus on epistemology and institutional context should inform
the teaching of writing in higher education. It explores the experience of UK
undergraduate students of English, including those studying joint honours, to
demonstrate their negotiation of complex and conflicting institutional and
literacy practices. The article suggests that the epistemology of humanities and
social science subjects could be made more explicit to students; and proposes
pedagogy to demystify the nature of academic writing and to develop the
collaborative writing skills appropriate to a literate and critical society.

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