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Academic Writing-based British and American Literature Teaching from the Perspective of Activity Theory

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DOI: 10.25236/ehmit.2021.005


Yi-feng LIU

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Yi-feng LIU


This research attempts to implement the teaching of academic writing-based British and American literature for postgraduates majoring in English literature. Drawing on activity theory, the curriculum integrates reports on reading materials, group learning, teaching assistants, and other forms of activities, give full play to the mediating tools, rules, communities and division of labor, and other factors. The analysis of students’ course paper writing shows that students’ academic English writing and research abilities have been improved, and the courses have achieved good initial results in teaching.


Academic Writing, British and American Literature Teaching, Activity Theory