English Academic Writing in the Norwegian Upper Secondary School : How does upper secondary school ESL instruction help students develop academic writing skills?
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Original versionMunkejord, I. (2021) English Academic Writing in the Norwegian Upper Secondary School : How does upper secondary school ESL instruction help students develop academic writing skills? (Master´s thesis). University of Agder, Kristiansand
The purpose of this thesis has been to investigate how English academic writing instruction in Norway is perceived by upper secondary students, and how it is carried out from their point of view as a support to improve their academic writing skills. The following was the research question for my thesis: What do students in Norwegian upper secondary school know about writing academic English, and how do they practice writing English as a preparation for higher education? The question calls for a review of the current ESL instruction as well as a review of the English subject curriculum (LK20). The corpus consisted of nine students of English, three females and six males, in their first year of upper secondary school. This thesis examined academic writing in three different schools and four different classes in upper secondary schools in the South of Norway. To fulfill the purpose of my thesis, I carried out a qualitative research project using semi-structured interviews. The participants were asked open-ended questions about what they know about academic writing, what type of instruction they receive in academic English, and how they work with academic English to prepare for higher education.
Master´s thesis in English (EN502)