The LSU blog turns 1 year old this month. So far we’ve posted over 90 articles, reached over 18,000 viewers and have built our followers to over 300 in 93 countries. Thanks for reading! In honor of this, we are going back to one of our first articles published on this blog – one from […]
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By Matthew Cowan, LSU We’re always getting requests from students for advice on how to come up with ideas for essays, particularly as submission deadlines wheel round. It can be a tough one to deal with. How do you advise someone on how to come up with something as abstract as an idea? Telling them […]
Featuring Dr. Wei Wei, LSU
In this video, Wei talks about his experience transitioning from being an undergraduate student in China to a graduate student in England.
Below is Wei’s step-by-step account of the changes required in his expectations and perspectives towards learning and academic success. In the video he also gives specific advice to students on how to make the transition to an international university such as RMIT University Vietnam.
Leave a comment below to let Wei know how his experience connects to yours or your students’.
By Mark Hershey Mark Hershey has been living and teaching in Asia for over a dozen years. He is especially interested in theories of learning. I had no idea what I was doing the first time I walked into an English as a second language classroom. On that day I was volunteering to substitute for […]
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By Dr Wei Wei, LSU Every summer is a headache for Asian students who have almost finished high school as university entrance exams arrive. A good exam score is interpreted as the primary indicator for a wide range of things, for example, the students’ efforts, intelligence, learning strategies and learning outcomes, teachers’ capabilities, efforts, commitment, […]
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By Dominic Mahon & Rachel Niklas Dominic Mahon & Rachel Niklas teach at a private university in Turkey. Previously they have taught academic literacies at universities in the UK and Vietnam Why are you reading this? The chances are there is something you hope to gain from doing so. Information, entertainment, perhaps just passing time. Whatever the case, […]
This is Wei’s article that appeared in Thanh Nien News and Vietweek on 6/7/2012. By Dr. Wei Wei, LSU Me: “Let’s talk about parents. What questions did the parents usually ask you when they came to the school?” Teacher: “They want to know everything of their kids at school. After the exams or the results being released, we […]
Students’ strategies for coping with EFL teachers’ written feedback- an explorative study with Vietnamese students
By Dr. Wei Wei, LSU This is the extended version of Dr Wei Wei’s presentation to RMIT Vietnam English Programs staff on Thursday 28th June 2012 at the Saigon campus. 1. Objectives This study aims to investigate how students interpret lecturers’ feedback on their first drafts and make appropriate changes in their second drafts. To […]