Rosemary Wette
University of Auckland
Publications 24
#1Rosemary Wette (University of Auckland)H-Index: 7
Abstract This study reports on provision to assist students in the health sciences develop knowledge and skill in locating, evaluating, and synthesising sources to use as supporting evidence for the argument essays they are required to produce for first year courses at a university in New Zealand. Students were provided with support in the form of documents, tutorials, online discussion and structured assignment tasks, as well as through embedded instruction offered collaboratively by subject le...
Abstract In recent years, research interest in writing using sources has broadened from a focus on plagiarism to studies of source based writing in academic settings and the challenges it presents for novice writers. While previous research has largely involved assignment writing or experimental tasks by L2 students in pre-sessional or adjunct EAP courses, this naturalistic study explored students' source text use in the disciplines. It used a questionnaire, citation analysis and text-based inte...
#1Rosemary Wette (University of Auckland)H-Index: 7
#2Clare Furneaux (University of Reading)H-Index: 4
Abstract The internationalisation of higher education and current dominance of academic English has led to a significant growth in the number of international students studying in English medium universities. The University of Reading in the United Kingdom and the University of Auckland in New Zealand are two such universities, and they provide the settings for this study. While research to date has given us insights into the psychological and socio-cultural challenges faced by these students, t...
Abstract Mind maps have an established reputation in education as a means for revealing students' prior knowledge and schema, as well as any changes that occur through instruction and practice. This study, which took place in a credit-bearing, genre-based writing course for graduate multilingual (L2) writers, compared the extensiveness, depth and accuracy of maps created by 47 students before and after instruction for the book review and literature review genres. Post-instruction mind maps showe...
Abstract Research on L2 students’ writing using sources has broadened its focus from transgressive citing practices to stages of skill development in this complicated literacy, the successive challenges students face, and how instruction might be of benefit. Studies have examined the source text use of novices; however, citations in disciplinary assignments by post-novice undergraduate writers have seldom been investigated. Six L2 writers in Year 3 of undergraduate studies in Arts and Social Sci...
#1Rosemary Wette (University of Auckland)H-Index: 7
#2Susan J. Hawken (University of Auckland)H-Index: 12
Abstract Significant numbers of international undergraduate medical students in English-medium universities find aspects of clinical communication skills challenging. The aim of this study was therefore to investigate the effectiveness of a course in English for medical purposes (EMP) to assist students to develop knowledge and skill in this area. The study also compared the perspectives of a language educator and a medical educator as assessors of role-play performance. Data were gathered from ...