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The purpose of this study is to develop and evaluate an in-service training on academic writing for research assistants at a private university in İstanbul, Turkey. Based on the steps of curriculum development, and online 9-hour in-service academic writing training was designed. Twelve research assistants participated in the training. The embedded mixed method design was applied to conduct the research. An academic-writing task was implemented as a pre-test and a post-test. The relation between the two tasks was analysed via the Wilcoxon signed-rank test. During the sessions, interview forms were used to gather data regarding the effectiveness of the program, and content analysis was used to analyse it. At the end of the training, the participants were asked to fill in the program-evaluation form. The data were analysed via descriptive analysis. As a result, it was seen that there was a significant difference between the pre- and post-writing tasks and the program was effective in teaching academic writing.
Keywords: academic writing; in-service training; online; research assistants.
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