Research Writing Skills of Ph.D. Scholars Across Engineering Disciplines: Supervisors' Perceptions of Writing Difficulties

Ranganathan, K. and Albert, L. (2021) Research Writing Skills of Ph.D. Scholars Across Engineering Disciplines: Supervisors' Perceptions of Writing Difficulties. Language and Language Teaching, 10 (1). pp. 12-18. ISSN 2277-307X

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Abstract

Drafting research reports for a Ph.D. thesis or a publication pose challenges to many researchers. This study assesses the writing skills of 56 Ph.D. research scholars from three leading engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu, India, using a standardised test scale (CEFR). It also presents the perceptions of 48 supervisors on the writing skills of the research scholars and the difficulties faced by them. The data has been analysed quantitatively. Finally, the study proposes recommendations for improving the writing skills of Ph.D. scholars.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Ranganathan, K. and Albert, L.
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English
Uncontrolled Keywords: Writing skills, Writing difficulties, Engineering research reports, Ph.D. theses, Supervisors' perceptions
Subjects: Language
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Language and Language Teaching
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/2719
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