Discourse Features of Chinese College Students’ Argumentative Essays
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This article reveals some developmental characteristics of discourse structure in Chinese college students’ L2 writings based on an empirical study. Four measures were found significantly and positively correlated with Jacob’s rating groups (low, intermediate and high groups), although the correlation was not very high. These findings presented the developmental routes of Chinese college students’ L2 writing and the role of discourse structure in L2 writing.
Discourse Structure; L2 Developmental Route; Writing Proficiency