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needs assessment, Chinese students, mainstream composition, writing lab, second language writing


This is a needs assessment study investigating the perceptions of ENGL106 instructors/tutors on the writing needs of Chinese students and the perceptions of Chinese students on their own needs in ENGL106 mainstream freshman composition courses at Purdue University. The study also aims to explore the reasons why ENGL106 students use the Purdue Writing Lab Services. The presentation entails the rationale, methodology and the research conducted at Purdue University and aims to offer suggestions on how Chinese students can be served more effectively in US higher educational settings.