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A Study on Postgraduate Students’ Academic Writing: Writing Skills, Attitude, Writing Experience and Self-confidence

Haijuan Liang


This study investigates writing skills, writing attitude, writing expectation and self-confidence in the academic writing of 30 postgraduate students from Nottingham. Statistical results revealed that their attitude is relevant to their self-confidence and writing skills is related to their expectation. Additionally, gender affects their writing skills and expectation, at the meantime, the age just impacts the writing skills. This research mainly aims to discuss these four factors that previous research easily neglected.


Academic writing; Correlation; Affect; Postgraduate students

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/ahe.v7i6.7721