Providing Support for Multilingual Writers

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Assistance with aligning organization, grammar and word choice

  • (Textbook) Swales, J. M., & Feak, C. B. (2012). Academic writing for graduate students: Essential tasks and skills 3rd ed. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.
  • Caplan, N. A. (2012). Grammar choices for graduate and professional writers. University of Michigan Press.

Displaying knowledge and integrating sources

  • Feak, C. B., & Swales, J. M. (2009). Telling a research story: Writing a literature review. University of Michigan Press. 
  • Curry, J. (2016). More Than Language: Graduate Student Writing as Disciplinary Becoming. In Steve Simpson & Nigel Caplan & Michele Cox & Talinn Phillips (Eds.), Supporting Graduate Student Writers: Research, Curriculum, and Program Design. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press

Understanding Multilingual Scholar Identities and Emotional work of Writing

  • Ferris, D. (2009). Teaching college writing to diverse student populations. University of Michigan Press.
  • Casanave, C. P., & Li, X. (Eds.). (2008). Learning the literacy practices of graduate school: Insiders’ reflections on academic enculturation. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
  • Herman, C. (2010). Emotions and Being a doctoral student. In Thomson, P., & Kamler, B. (Eds.). The Routledge doctoral student’s companion: Getting to grips with research in education and the social sciences. New York: Routledge.

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Additional Reading

Here is a collection of articles and books highlighting courses and projects supporting graduate writing:

  • Belcher, W. (2009). Reflections on ten years of teaching writing for publication to graduate students and junior faculty. Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 40(2), 184-200.
  • Casanave, C. P. (2014). Before the dissertation: A textual mentor for doctoral students at early stages of a research project. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
  • Douglas, J. (2015). Developing an English for Academic Purposes course for L2 graduate students in the sciences. Across the Disciplines, 12. Retrieved from here
  • Douglas, Jennifer. "Developing an English for Academic Purposes Course for L2 Graduate Students in the Sciences." Academic Writing: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Communication Across the Curriculum 12.3 (2015).
  • Kamler, B., & Thomson, P. (2014). Helping doctoral students write: Pedagogies for supervision (2nd ed.). Routledge.
  • Mullen, C. (1999). “What I needed to know to get published”: Teaching (frightened) graduate students to write for publication. Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 10 (2), 27-52.
  • Simpson, S., Caplan, N. A., Cox, M., & Philips, T. (Eds.). (2016). Supporting Graduate Student Writers: Research, Curriculum, and Program Design. University of Michigan Press.