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IELTS Washback in Context : Studies in Language Testing #25 : Preparation for Academic Writing in Higher Education - Anthony Green

IELTS Washback in Context : Studies in Language Testing #25

Preparation for Academic Writing in Higher Education

Paperback Published: 29th November 2007
ISBN: 9780521692922
Number Of Pages: 386

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The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) plays a key role in international student access to universities around the world. Preparation courses for IELTS test takers are now widespread and opinions differ on the contribution of such such courses to the development of academic literacy skills.

Although IELTS includes a direct test of writing, it has been suggested that test preparation may hinder international students from acquiring academic literacy skills required for university study.

This study investigates the wash-back of the IELTS Writing test on English for Academic Purposes (EAP) provision. The study examines dedicated IELTS preparation courses alongside broader programmes designed to develop the academic literacy skills required for university study.

Acknowledgementsp. viii
Series Editors' notep. ix
Abbreviationsp. xiii
Wagging the dog? Towards a model of washbackp. 1
Academic writingp. 32
Pilot studiesp. 68
Main study methods and instrumentsp. 93
Main study results Ip. 163
Main study results IIp. 247
Conclusions and implicationsp. 296
Appendices
Research questions and methods summaryp. 316
IELTS Awareness Form Ap. 319
IELTS Awareness Form Bp. 321
Teacher Questionnairep. 323
Student Questionnaire Ap. 332
Student Questionnaire Bp. 342
Observation schedulep. 350
IELTS AWM scoring criteria and descriptors (1995-2005)p. 352
Referencesp. 356
Indexp. 380
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ISBN: 9780521692922
ISBN-10: 052169292X
Series: Studies in Language Testing
Audience: English as a Second Language (ESL)
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 386
Published: 29th November 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.4 x 15.0  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.64

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