The Importance Of Education In Post-University Students

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proficiency issue because these communities vary and each discipline has its own standards and traditions (Angelova & Riazansteva, 1998). As NNES students come from all over the world, their relationship with texts, data, and information sources vary due to each individual student’s influence circle, type of media they have (or have not) been exposed to, and the culture and history of their country (Fox, 1994). Typical solutions to this issue, according to Badenhorst, Moloney, Rosales, Dyer, and Ru (2015), have been to require students to enroll in add-on classes in academic writing or speaking, or to direct them to workshops to help improve their linguistic proficiency. Avery and Bryan (2001) suggested that the add-on instruction for …show more content…

Statement of the Problem
As an increasing number of non-native English-speaking post-secondary students enroll in United States post-secondary institutions, research shows that faculty are not well-prepared to address their academic writing errors. Based upon the background of the problem, non-TESOL trained native post-secondary faculty lack both the knowledge and the sense of agency regarding assessment and treatment of their non-native English-speaking students’ academic writing errors. As such, non-TESOL trained faculty may not even address errors when assessing typical NNES student academic writing, potentially stunting the NNES students’ academic writing progression (Haswell, 1998; Janopoulos, 1992; Jenkins, Jordan, & Weiland, 1993). These faculty members may also overlook or have an inconsistent view of NNES plagiarism consequences, or even viewed as a developmental stage in NNES writing or that NNES writers have not been ‘normed’ to the academic standards of the United States (Park, 2003; Keck, 2006; Ellery, 2008). Some faculty disagree over the penalty that should be assigned to plagiarism, particularly when it comes to students who have not

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