Alister Cumming
Beijing Foreign Studies University
Academic writingEmpirical researchVariety (cybernetics)SociologyMathematics educationMatriculationLanguage assessmentEmpirical evidenceProfessional writingChinaPedagogyEnglish for academic purposesTask (project management)English languageStudent learningComputer science
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#1David D. Qian (PolyU: Hong Kong Polytechnic University)H-Index: 12
#2Alister Cumming (Beijing Foreign Studies University)H-Index: 2
English language teaching, learning, and assessment have assumed paramount importance in China over the past 40 years since the country restored its university matriculation examination system in 1...
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#1Alister Cumming (OISE/UT: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education)H-Index: 2
#2Conttia Lai (OISE/UT: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education)H-Index: 2
Last. Hyeyoon Cho (OISE/UT: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education)H-Index: 2
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Abstract Educators have long recognized that a major challenge for students learning to write for academic purposes is developing the ability to integrate source material effectively and appropriately into written compositions. To identify and evaluate the current state of empirical evidence, we conducted a systematic synthesis of the published research that has investigated writing from sources systematically from a variety of analytic perspectives, in first and second languages, and in diverse...
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