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Assessing Critical Thinking in the Writing of Japanese University Students
L2 writing scholars have recently debated the appropriateness of using cultural constructs to enhance the teaching of English. An important aspect of writing, critical thinking, has receivedExpand
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Critiquing Voice as a Viable Pedagogical Tool in L2 Writing: Returning the Spotlight to Ideas.
Abstract The issue of voice, authorial identity, or authorial presence in L2 writing has recently received considerable attention from second language researchers. Much of this research has concludedExpand
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Questioning the importance of individualized voice in undergraduate L2 argumentative writing: An empirical study with pedagogical implications
Abstract This paper contends that the L2 literature yields little empirical evidence of a relationship between the features associated with L1 voice and the quality of L2 academic writing. In fact,Expand
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Writing in an electronic age: A case study of L2 composing processes
Abstract Studies on second language (L2) learners writing in English have found that composing is a recursive process requiring planning, formulating and revising. Of particular note among the manyExpand
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Critical thinking in Japanese L2 writing: rethinking tired constructs
Asian learners of English are often characterized by constructs which claim that they lack an individual voice and critical thinking skills. In addition, it is said that unlike their WesternExpand
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Evaluating web-sources: Internet literacy and L2 academic writing
Using the World Wide Web (hereinafter the ‘Web’) has become an increasingly viable way to source information in academic writing. However, the Web is a fundamentally different type of resource fromExpand
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A survey of attitudes towards critical thinking among Hong Kong secondary school teachers: Implications for policy change
The term “critical thinking” (CT) is frequently found in educational policy documents in sections outlining curriculum goals. Despite this frequency, however, precise understandings among teachers ofExpand
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INCREASING READING INPUT IN JAPANESE HIGH SCHOOL EFL CLASSROOMS: AN EMPIRICAL STUDY EXPLORING THE EFFICACY OF EXTENSIVE READING
Abstract ________________ A lack of reading quantity in EFL (English as a Foreign Language) classrooms has remained one of the most serious problems faced by teachers of English in Japan. AlthoughExpand
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Style and Constraint in Electronic Musical Instruments
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This paper builds on previous work in the area of designing for style in new musical interactions. Expand
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Counterargumentation and the cultivation of critical thinking in argumentative writing: Investigating washback from a high-stakes test
Abstract It is generally acknowledged that counterargumentation is a key factor contributing to the persuasiveness of argumentative essays; however, recent research has revealed that students tend toExpand
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