Faculty Perceptions of Common Challenges Encountered by Novice Doctoral Writers
Higher Education Research & Development
Although learning to write for publication is an important outcome of doctoral education, it has received surprisingly little scholarly attention. Within a socialization and supervisor pedagogy framework, this study uses narratives of faculty who regularly write with their doctoral students for publication to expose challenges students commonly encounter in the writing process. Common challenges include international students' 'writing problem', misconstruing the nature of disciplinary writing and not realizing that 'public' is part of publication.
Maher, M. A., Feldon, D. F., Timmerman, B., & Chao, J. (2014). Faculty perceptions of common challenges encountered by novice doctoral writers. Higher Education Research & Development, 33, 699-711.