Critical Argument and Writer Identity: Social Constructivism as a Theoretical Framework for EFL Academic Writing

  title={Critical Argument and Writer Identity: Social Constructivism as a Theoretical Framework for EFL Academic Writing},
  author={Jim McKinley},
  journal={Critical Inquiry in Language Studies},
  pages={184 - 207}
  • Jim McKinley
  • Published 1 August 2014
  • Education
  • Critical Inquiry in Language Studies
This article makes the argument that we need to situate student's academic writing as socially constructed pieces of writing that embody a writer's cultural identity and critical argument. In support, I present and describe a comprehensive model of an original English as a Foreign Language (EFL) writing analytical framework. This article explains the interrelationship between the elements of cultural practices in academic discourse, writer identity, and critical thinking, and argues how this is… 

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