The Social Sciences

Year: 2018
Volume: 13
Issue: 3
Page No. 650 - 656

Academic Writing at Tertiary Level: Challenges and Strategies for Novice Teachers

Authors : Ainul Azmin Md. Zamin, Rosnani Kassim and Mohd. Fauzi Kamaruddin

Abstract: This qualitative case study offers an insight to the real issues confronting novice teachers in their day to day routine as language instructors for an advanced English language course. Using the procedure of data reduction, two young lecturers are interviewed following the first few weeks of teaching the English for academic writing course. Experience is seen as an essential element to the success of their teaching and this appears to be their biggest obstacle as it leads to anxiety and pessimism in their teaching ability. Inadequate teaching time and consultation hours are also viewed as problematic areas to the novice teachers. This study also highlights that prior trainings before the commencement of the semester are valued by these novice teachers as they are in need of the right strategies in teaching. Professional help and advice from colleagues and management are also welcomed. Finally, specific recommendations for the future of this invaluable form of inquiry are also offered.

How to cite this article:

Ainul Azmin Md. Zamin, Rosnani Kassim and Mohd. Fauzi Kamaruddin, 2018. Academic Writing at Tertiary Level: Challenges and Strategies for Novice Teachers. The Social Sciences, 13: 650-656.

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