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‘referencing’, ‘arranging ideas’, ‘lack of vocabulary’ and
Awareness-raising by itself may not be sufﬁcient to deal with
students’ essay writing issues. Establishing collaboration
between Faculty of personal Sciences content lecturers and
CSSU lecturers providing EAP courses may bring another
solution to the writing issues. It is because insufficient
collaboration could cause confusion for the pupils in terms
of conﬂicting and contrasting speciﬁc writing requirements
from content lecturers and CSSU lecturers. The ﬁndings of
this research revealed that the help students were certainly getting
from their faculty needed to be more organised which the
CSSU should provide support that addresses speciﬁc writing
needs associated with students. In a similar research, Lea and Street (1998)
carried out interviews where learning support staff
questioned whether educational staff was conscious that they were
requesting speciﬁc methods for writing knowledge from their
pupils. Similarly, collaboration can also be encouraged
between students themselves. For instance, Zhu (2004) posits
Composing courses and instructors may help 2nd language
learners further develop teamwork abilities. In cooperative groups,
members must know how to negotiate a standard task and
their individual responsibilities, how exactly to offer input and
feedback on others’ work, and exactly how to attain consensus when
Finally, along with content lecturers, it really is imperative
for the CSSU to build up writing materials that will assist the
Faculty of Social Sciences learners get some good of this genres
that they'll be asked to understand and eventually
produce as part of their scholastic studies or research. Based
on this analysis, they might design EAP teaching materials,
which would allow pupils to utilize particular linguistic and
stylistic strategies that may enable them to become accepted
users of these discourse communities.
Conclusions and recommendaons
The ﬁndings of this research have actually unearthed extremely important
conditions that should be considered so as to offer
composing help for the Social Sciences ESL students and also by
expansion pupils from all college traits. Firstly, the
ﬁndings showed the need to raise pupils’ knowing of
various writing genres and their essential differences and
uses. Secondly, a far more organised writing course is imperative
through collaboration between content lecturers and CSSU
lecturers. Both should conduct a requirements assessment and
syllabus review and use the results to develop a fully ﬂedged
composing abilities program for Social Science students and also by
expansion for several characteristics. Including, the analysis of essays
within research unveiled there ended up being an importance of students
to be taught referencing, in-text citations and also the use of
paraphrasing. This study further recommends research
investigating types of writing done in all traits of this
University of Botswana as well as in all departments in each
faculty. The research may unearth the discrepancies existing
between content courses and EAP when it comes to the type of
content and appropriate approaches of teaching the essays and
other writing genres. This interdisciplinary research are
conducted by both content lecturers and CSSU lecturers.
Our company is profoundly indebted to students who participated in our
research as participants and also to peers whom offered advice
during the seminar in which this informative article had been presented. This
research would not are possible without their assistance.
The authors declare they have no ﬁnancial or personal
relationships which will have inappropriately inﬂuenced them
in writing this short article.
Both J.M.M. and U.M.N. consented to compose on this subject and also to
design the research. U.M.N. ended up being accountable for gathering the
information after both of those had decided on the technique and
procedure of information collection. Both of them analysed the info.
J.M.M. was more accountable for putting the content together,
and both of these edited and ﬁnalised it.
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