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Developing and Assessing Academic and Professional Writing Skills


Edited By Susanne Göpferich and Imke Neumann

Academic literacy used to be considered a complex set of skills that develop automatically as a by-product of academic socialization. Since the Bologna Reform with its shorter degree programmes, however, it has been realized that these skills need to be fostered actively. Simultaneously, writing skills development at all levels of education has been faced with the challenge of increasingly multilingual and multicultural groups of pupils and students. This book addresses the questions of how both academic and professional writing skills can be fostered under these conditions and how the development of writing skills can be measured.
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Names: Göpferich, Susanne, editor. | Neumann, Imke, editor.

Title: Developing and assessing academic and professional writing skills / Susanne Göpferich ; Imke Neumann (eds.).

Description: Frankfurt am Main ; New York : Peter Lang, [2016] | Series: F.A.L.- Forum Angewandte Linguistik ; Band 56

Identifiers: LCCN 2015049777| ISBN 9783631673621 (Print) | ISBN 9783653066142 (E-Book)

Subjects: LCSH: Academic writing--Study and teaching. | Academic writing--Evaluation. | Academic writing--Ability testing.

Classification: LCC P301.5.A27 D45 2016 | DDC 808.0071--dc23 LC record available at

ISSN 0937-406X

ISBN 978-3-631-65533-7

E-ISBN 978-3-653-04973-2

DOI 10.3726/978-3-653-04973-2

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