STEMskiller: Skill Set Map for Mentors of Early Career Researchers
English for doctoral researchers
In order to reach a global audience and participate in international communities of interest, early career researchers may be called upon by their mentors to write their dissertations in English. While some institutions have writing support centers, mentees may need to consult writing guides created for native speakers and/or additionally ask for assistance for English language experts or native speakers.
Useful resources on English for doctoral researchers:
Paltridge, B. & Starfield, S. (2007). Thesis and Dissertation Writing in a Second Language: A Handbook for Supervisors. https://finalsite.ccsu.edu/EdDwritingInstitute/facultyResources/files/thesis_writing.pdf
Comprehensive guidebook for mentors advising students writing in English as a second language. Describes sections of the dissertation (introduction, background chapters, methodology, results, and discussion) and examples of cross-cultural issues and challenges.
University Writing Center. (2020). Writing & Speaking Guides. https://writingcenter.tamu.edu/Students/Writing-Speaking-Guides
Texas A&M’s University Writing Center provides guides to all aspects of the writing process, in both textual and video format. Included areas: academic writing, professional writing, presentations, grammar & mechanics, punctuation, brainstorming & planning, researching, drafting, revising & editing, and citing & documenting.
Tags: All IPS; all PSR; all GL; all Comp
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Table of contents:
- 1.2. Academic reading and writing
- 1.2.1. Preparing to write
- 1.2.2. Writing specifics for different academic formats
- 1.2.3. Grant proposals
- 1.2.4. Corresponding with others
Author: Stephanie Krueger
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Last Updated: October 22, 2021