Building social capital in the writing center by transferring skills at American Design University in Qatar

Molly McHarg

Abstract


This study examines English faculty perceptions of the Writing Center at American Design University in Qatar (ADU-Q) from a social capital perspective. 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.

Keywords


ESL, knowledge transfer, English, writing centers, Qatar

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18538/lthe.v12.n1.175