Building social capital with skills transfer in the writing center at American Design University in Qatar

Molly McHarg (Virginia Commonwealth University, Qatar)

Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: Gulf Perspectives

ISSN: 2077-5504

Article publication date: 1 June 2015

Issue publication date: 1 June 2015

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Abstract

This study examines English faculty perceptions of the Writing Center at American Design University in Qatar (ADU-Q) through a social capital analysis. This was part of a larger study that took a sociocultural approach to English faculty perceptions of writing center work at ADU-Q. One of the emergent themes in that study was the lack of students’ language skill transfer from English courses to their disciplines. This finding has critical implications for the development of writing center and writing-across-the-disciplines work by uniting the fields of Composition, TESOL, and writing center research.

Citation

McHarg, M. (2015), "Building social capital with skills transfer in the writing center at American Design University in Qatar", Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: Gulf Perspectives, Vol. 12 No. 1, pp. 96-106. https://doi.org/10.18538/lthe.v12.n1.175

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Emerald Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2015 Molly McHarg

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Publisher's note: The Publisher would like to inform the reader that the article “Building social capital with skills transfer in the writing center at American Design University in Qatar” has changed pagination. Previous pagination was pp. 1-11. The updated pagination for the article is now pp. 96-106. The Publisher apologises for any inconvenience caused.

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