Paul Anderson

Director, Writing Across the University
Elon University
USA
PaulAnderson@elon.edu
Paul Anderson specializes in writing across the curriculum with the goal of helping universities move writing to the heart of their educational mission and practices. The author of award-winning publications, Anderson works internationally with faculty in all disciplines. including STEM fields.

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Connecting across cultures: student peer support for writing

Online communication is increasingly common in the global workplace. This article showcases a research project conducted in Sweden and North America, where engineering students participated in online peer review on each other’s texts. Through interviews, the students reflected on some of the challenges involved, including intercultural issues, communicating effectively online and the lack of personal acquaintance. The article concludes that a discussion of such challenges is important if such an exchange is to be successful.

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