Diagnosing the academic writing of Hong Kong university students

Qin XIE, Hangyan LU, Meilin CHEN

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This colloquium consists of three studies, each taking a distinct methodological perspective (i.e. quantitative, qualitative and textual) to investigate English academic writing by Hong Kong undergraduate students. The three studies jointly contribute to the understanding of the academic writing development of Hong Kong students, regarding their linguistic capacities, developmental trajectories, problems and strategies.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2015



Xie, Q., Lu, H., & Chen, M. (2015, June). Diagnosing the academic writing of Hong Kong university students. Paper presented at the Centre for Applied English Studie (CAES) International Conference: Faces of English: theory, practice and pedagogy, The University of Hong Kong, China.