Although formulaic and attractive, students find academic writing hard to fully acquire and master. Research has shown that students’ personal commitments and various forms of writing support affect progress in their studies (Martunsio & Turkulainen, 2010). In this presentation, Dr. Mira Bekar will focus on the importance of summarizing, paraphrasing texts, and recognizing logical fallacies. Acquiring all these skills can help academic writers gain more confidence and structure their thoughts in a more reader-friendly way. Students will be invited to discuss their own strategies of designing logical texts and presenting other people’s views.
Dr. Bekar is Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics at the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, R. N. Macedonia. She has been teaching applied linguistics and academic writing to Macedonian and international students. Her research interests include (critical) discourse analysis, academic L1/L2 writing, online communication, and qualitative research methods. She is also an eco-activist. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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