The Importance of Prewriting in EFL Academic Writing Classes

Academic writing

by Jonathan Owen

Academic writing is not an easy skill to
master, and yet it is the most important skill needed in an academic context
(Alexander et al, 2008). Academic writing is very formal in style, and usually
set by and written for an academic tutor (or assessor). This style of writing
can be very challenging for EFL students because it requires them to generate
and organise ideas in a language that is not their L1 (Hashempour et al. 2015).

Spending time thinking and planning an
academic essay, i.e. a written response . . .

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