Dr Sharon McCullochStudent Learning Advisor
My research interests include academic literacies, second language reading and writing, EAP, academic integrity, plagiarism, intertextuality, and study skills.
I work as a student learning advisor in LUMS, helping students to develop the effectiveness of their learning and make the most of their time at Lancaster University. I offer one-to-one tutorials and workshops on academic skills and literacies, help to run the Academic Writing Zone with Gill Burgess, and coordinate the Part 1 Transition Guide Scheme.
I have worked as a business English teacher, teacher trainer and lecturer in Central Europe, the UK and Japan. I moved back to the UK in 2009 to do a doctorate in Linguistics and for four years coordinated the Department of Linguistics and English Language EAP/Study Skills Programme, before moving to LUMS in 2013.
PhD in Linguistics
MA in Applied Linguistics/TESOL
Cambridge RSA Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults
Trinity Certificate in TESOL
BA in Community Education
Purposeful comparisons in reading to write and in written text
McCulloch, S. 27/06/2013
Investigating the reading-to-write processes and source use of L2 postgraduate students in real-life academic tasks: an exploratory study.
McCulloch, S. 06/2013 In: Journal of English for Academic Purposes. 12, 2, p. 136-147. 12 p.
Source use in a real-life reading-to-write task: A case study of two L2 postgraduate writers
McCulloch, S. 6/09/2012
How to deal with “struggling” or “at-risk” students: Procedures, paperwork and practices
McCulloch, S., Unger, J. 21/04/2012
Citations in search of a purpose: Source use and authorial voice in L2 student writing
McCulloch, S. 2012 In: International Journal for Educational Integrity. 8, 1
Papers from the Lancaster University Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics and Language Teaching Volume 5: Papers from LAEL-PG 2010
Kaufhold, K., McCulloch, S., Tominc, A. 2011
How well do we prepare our L2 writers for study abroad?
McCulloch, S., Bradford, A. 22/05/2010
The use of source material in academic writing and its effect on argumentation
McCulloch, S. 21/05/2010
Japanese undergraduates’ use of logical connectors in their written work
McCulloch, S. 2009 In: Papers from the Temple University Japan Campus Applied Linguistics Colloquium 2009, Tokyo. p. 97-112. 16 p.
Teaching learners how to support their written arguments
McCulloch, S., Wray, S. 2/11/2008
Word of the week – getting students to analyze vocabulary
McCulloch, S. 09/2008 In: Language Teacher. 32, 9, p. 19-20. 2 p.