Thesis / Dissertation

The relevance of IELTS Academic Writing Task 2 to successful university writing

Andrew Pitman, Ute Knoch (ed.), Sally O'Hagan (ed.)

Published : 2019

Abstract

Amidst accelerating globalisation, international students currently occupy a sizeable percentage of university enrolments in English-speaking countries. Of these countries, Australia has the highest ratio of international student tertiary enrolments at 21.5% (OECD, 2019). Due to this ongoing trend, the validity of high-stakes language tests has become more vital than ever before. For language tests to be valid for university entrance, they should elicit language that is relevant and applicable to successful university participation. This relates to the extrapolation of language elicited by tests to university contexts (Chapelle, Enright, & Jamieson, 2008). The purpose of this study is to inv..

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