An Analysis of Technical English Writing and Research Ethics of Graduate Students in Science and Engineering Colleges: The Case of Seoul National University

이공계열 대학원생의 영어 논문 작성 실태 및 연구윤리에 관한 인식 조사: 서울대학교 사례를 중심으로

  • Park, Eunmee (Center for Teaching & Learning, Seoul National University) ;
  • Chang, Ji-Yeon (Education Research Institute, Seoul National University) ;
  • Lee, Heewon (Center for Teaching & Learning, Seoul National University)
  • 박은미 (서울대학교 교수학습개발센터) ;
  • 장지연 (서울대학교 교육연구소) ;
  • 이희원 (서울대학교 교수학습개발센터)
  • Received : 2011.12.01
  • Accepted : 2012.11.12
  • Published : 2013.01.31


The present study was conducted to investigate science and engineering graduate students' proficiency in technical English writing and their perceptions of research ethics. Given that graduate students in science and engineering colleges usually write journal articles as well as dissertations in English, this study examined their experience of and preparation for technical English writing, writing practices, and research ethics including plagiarism. The results of the study show that it is very necessary to intensify education on research ethics and to provide educational training in proper citation practices. These findings can be used as a basis for the development of future academic curricula and other support resources to improve science and engineering graduate students' technical English writing.


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