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Waseda University
Faculty of International Research and Education School of International Liberal Studies
Job title
Ph.D(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Research funding number

Research Areas



Graduate School, Division of Education, International Christian University
Curriculum and Instruction, Graduate School, Division of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Published Papers

Fostering ELF writers' independence: Challenges and Possibilities at the Waseda University Writing Center
Sadoshima, Saori
Waseda Working Papers in ELF (English as a Lingua Franca) (Waseda ILF Research Group)   6 163-174   Sep 2017
Exploring the structure of academic writing ability by factor analysis
Saori Sadoshima, Mayuko Sakamoto, Nobuyuki Uto, Hironori Watari, Masumi Ono, Erina Sotomura, Koji Nakashima
Journal of the Japan Association for Developmental Education   11(2) 39-48   Dec 2016   [Refereed]
Current status and issues of tutoring at a writing center: Applying text mining analysis to open answer questionaires
Hironori Watari, Koji Nakashima, Saori Sadoshima
38(2) 77-86   Nov 2016   [Refereed]
Fostering the autonomy of L2 writers: Tutorial sessions at Waseda University Writing Centers
Sadoshima, Saori
Critical Reflections on Foreign Language Education: Globalization and Local Interventions (The Language Training & Testing Center, Taiwan)   85-110   Jan 2016   [Invited]
The effectiveness of an academic writing course for first-year students at Waseda University: A study at the school of commerce
Saori Sadoshima, Nobuyuki Uto, Mayuko Sakamoto, Masumi Ono, Hironori Watari
37(2) 154-161   Nov 2015   [Refereed]

Books etc

『国語科 重要用語事典』
明治図書   Aug 2015   ISBN:978-4-18-190618-4
光村図書   Feb 2015   ISBN:978-4-89528-816-3
『光村の国語 みんなが書ける! あつめて、まとめて、書く技術』(①②③全三冊)
光村教育図書   Mar 2014   ISBN:978-4-89572-912-3
科学的読みの研究会(分担執筆)「Ⅳ‐5 書き手の自立を促す指導」
学文社   Aug 2013   
ひつじ書房   Mar 2013   ISBN:978-4-89476-648-8

Conference Activities & Talks

Fostering the autonomy of L2 writers: Tutorial sessions at Waseda University Writing Centers [Invited]
Saori Sadoshima
The Languagae Training and Testing Center International Conference at Taiwan University   18 Apr 2015   
Helping writers improve the content of compositions by focusing on writing skills
31 May 2014   
Fitting EAP in the Japanese Setting: Practices at the Waseda University Writing Center.
Language Training & Testing Center Symposium. English for Academic Purposes in Global Higher Education. Taiwan University.   4 May 2013   
Do “Native Checks” Conflict with the Writing Center Philosophy?
The Fifth Symposium of Writing Center in Asia. At The National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies   20 Apr 2013   
Waseda University Writing Center
Writing Centers in Japan 2009, at Tokyo University   17 Feb 2009   

Research Grants & Projects

Analysis of words specific to the style of "writing" and "speech"
Project Year: Apr 2014 - Mar 2017
To solve the problem of "spontaneous" words being mixed in academic texts (reports, articles, etc.) that should be described in "written verbal" words, words with annotations such as "writing style" or "spontaneous" 1,900 words were extracted from...
The Relationship between Students' Writing Improvement and Written Comments in a University Academic Writing Course
Project Year: Apr 2013 - Mar 2016
Two experiments were conducted using an ondemand university academic writing course, which provides eight lessons during eight weeks. The writing improvement of the group of students that observed the lessons before they wrote the assignments exc...
Development of postgraduate tutors' practice and awareness of academic writing tutoring
Project Year: Apr 2012 - Mar 2015
This research project aimed at illustrating postgraduate students’ development as writing tutors, in order to investigate how postgraduate tutors’ development can be enhanced further. By focusing on the case of Waseda University Writing Center, on...
Assessing the effectiveness of the feedback given to students who took an Academic Writing Course at a University
Project Year: Apr 2010 - Mar 2013
The purpose of this study was to assess the outcome of an academic writing course held at Waseda University. This eight week 1 unit e-learning course was designed in order to introduce academic writing to mainly freshmen students across the decipl...
How junior-high and high school students argue: A developmental study
Three research questions were investigated on language usage regarding abstraction : how exemplifies are used in argumentative essays, how exemplifies are written when a proposition is given, and how a proposition is written when plural exemplifie...