AWGS

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AcronymDefinition
AWGSAcademic Writing for Graduate Students (various locations)
AWGSAlberta Wilderness Guide Service (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
AWGSATM Workgroup Switch
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I recommended, for example, that MLU give their writing tutors copies of John Swales and Christine Feak's Academic Writing for Graduate Students to help the tutors understand shifts in scopes and aims that take place as students move into graduate writing situations.
Christine Feak, a graduate English for Academic Purposes (EAP) instructor at the University of Michigan's English Language Institute and co-author with John Swales of a popular graduate ESL textbook series (e.g., Swales and Feak), raised this very issue in her talk at the 2011 CCCC, "Academic Writing for Graduate Students: It's Not Just for International Students Any More." Feak's call for genre-based graduate writing courses for both native and non-native English speakers was motivated by her recent experiences with native English speaking graduate students requesting to enroll in her graduate ESL courses, as--like the students described earlier in this essay--they felt that they had nowhere else to go.
We began by offering a semester-long, non-credit-bearing course on academic writing for graduate students, taught by an advanced doctoral student on our staff.