Academic Writing: Do we ‘all’ have similar perceptions on what it really is?

  • Chinny Nzekwe-Excel (Speaker)

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsOral presentationResearch


The requirement and benefits associated with students demonstrating adequate and continuous development in academic writing are certainly not an issue for debate in the higher education sector. In addition, there are evidence that suggest the adoption or implementation of certain schemes such as learning development or writing centres in higher education institutions as an approach to enhancing students’ academic writing ability. Nzekwe-Excel (2014) proposed collaborative working between academic staff and learning development advisors amongst other strategies as an avenue to develop the writing ability of students. Notwithstanding, academic writing development has not attracted as much interest or engagement as it should in students as a life-long skill required beyond the higher education environment. This is probably because of misconceptions as to what academic writing is and what it is not. Therefore, the purpose of this ‘session’ is to get participants to undertake interactive academic writing tasks through a workshop setting. In doing this, the ‘session’ aims to explore the views of different academic professionals in higher education on the fundamentals, criteria, and process of academic writing and its assessment.
Period9 Jul 201411 Jul 2014
Event titleWriting Development in Higher Education (WDHE): Future Directions in Higher Education
Event typeConference
LocationCoventry, United KingdomShow on map


  • Academic Writing
  • Assessment
  • Higher Education
  • Student