Enhancing Feedback for Academic Writing across Research Degrees

Odena, O. and Burgess, H. (2012) Enhancing Feedback for Academic Writing across Research Degrees. Project Report. The UK Higher Education Academy.

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Abstract

This UK Higher Education Academy (HEA) project was aimed at exploring research students’ perceptions of what helps them develop their academic writing. Students and graduates from across university subjects answered questions developed around the theme of effective feedback for academic writing comprising: (a) supervisors’ feedback; (b) training; (c) cohort experiences; and (d) personal strategies for academic writing development. A generative model of research students’ writing development, outlining the factors influencing this development and the steps students need to take to progress from students to graduates was drafted after the first analysis of data and discussed at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference 2012. The project linked with the HEA Employability theme. Developing academic writing is a crucial skill not only for completing degrees but to increase the employability of graduates, who at research job interviews have to evidence expertise in preparing reports and literature reviews. This project made transparent the factors involved in developing academic writing so that areas for development can be shared effectively with students and supervisors across institutions delivering research degrees.

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Project Report)
Additional Information:Report for The UK Higher Education Academy on this TDG Individual Grant Scheme-funded project. The full text is available on request from the first author.
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Odena, Professor Oscar
Authors: Odena, O., and Burgess, H.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Interdisciplinary Studies
College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Robert Owen Centre
Publisher:The UK Higher Education Academy

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
632011Enhancing feedback for academic writing across research degreesOscar OdenaHigher Education Academy (HEA-EDUC)FCS 664SCHOOL OF EDUCATION