This workshop contains the following two lectures:
Trends in Second Language Writing Research: Preparing to Join the Conversation
This lecture will help the participants understand research trends in second language writing and develop ideas for cutting-edge research projects for publication in international journals such as the Journal of Second Language Writing. The lecture will begin with an historical overview of research trends followed by commentaries on some of the key developments in the fields as well as future directions. The participants will be encouraged to share their research ideas for discussion and feedback.
Making Your Research Publishable: Examples from Second Language Writing Research
To publish research articles, many researchers focus on making their manuscript substantive — by identifying viable research questions, by designing an appropriate method, and by presenting sensible analyses. While these are no doubt important considerations, they are not always enough to make a manuscript publishable. In a highly competitive knowledge market, even academic research needs to have a slant that makes it attractive to other researchers. In this lecture, the participants will examine examples from second language writing research to understand what make research articles more appealing to reviewers and fellow researchers.