Chinese Graduate Students' Experiences with Writing a Literature Review
AbstractBased on interview data, this study investigated four Chinese graduate students' experiences with writing a literature review at a medium-sized university in Canada. These students, from four subject areas, held varying perceptions of a literature review, but all saw the writing challenges that they encountered mainly as linguistic problems, especially regarding vocabulary and accuracy at the sentence level. The strategies that they used in the composing process were diverse, with each individual relying on them to varying degrees. Findings from this study suggest that Chinese graduate students need assistance in adjusting to the new academic environment and writing-genre expectations.
How to Cite
Qian, J., & Krugly-Smolska, E. (2008). Chinese Graduate Students’ Experiences with Writing a Literature Review. TESL Canada Journal, 26(1), 68–86. https://doi.org/10.18806/tesl.v26i1.391