Faculty Advisor

Higgins, Lorraine D.

Abstract

As the English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) population at WPI grows, WPI will need an ESL-centric curriculum as well as trainings and workshops for tutors and tutees that address the gaps in ESL education. This paper reviews expert literature on ESL writing support to answer what obstacles ESL students face with writing at the college-level and what sort of help with writing ESL students need. It also reports on existing online writing support at other academic institutions and professional ESL websites, and inventories writing support in various programs at WPI and at the WPI writing center. Drawing on these data sources, this paper provides recommendations on how to improve and expand upon current resources.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2011

Major

Chemistry

Major

Professional Writing

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

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