Gamification and the creation of academic writer's identity
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First year writing students often do not see themselves as academic writers. This lack of an academic writer’s identity can lead to several issues for students, including the dependence on mimicking other's works rather than creating and developing their own identity, fear of failure, and a lack of confidence as an academic writer. A writer’s identity would give the student the ability to think and respond analytically, using evidential proof to effectively make a claim and argument (Bird 80). If students are led to creating academic writer’s identities, these identities have the potential to ...