Author: Cristina Sánchez-Martín

I am a PhD student of English at Illinois State University focusing on second language and multilingual writing.

What would do you if you had to read a text with lots of unknown words? Student A: I ́ll die! Student B: Research? When I was a first-year PhD student in the English Department at Illinois State University, my classmates and I used to discuss how to help composition students become writing researchers, which is the principal aim of the ENG 101 class students take at ISU. The idea is that if students see themselves as writing researchers, they will be able to deal with new writing situations successfully. During that year, I frequently found myself reflecting on my…

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