Young adults’ school writing experiences
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This chapter examines the writer development of Lone and Daniel, two students in the Higher Preparatory Examination Programme (hf). Both of the students are in their early twenties, they have both been out of school for some years, and they both wish to qualify for higher education. These two students were young adults who returned to formal education with different work and life experiences, and whose goals were much more specific than those of traditional adolescent upper secondary students. The development of a subject-specific writer identity is crucial for the writing development of the students. The teachers emphasise that the students have to provide an account of the content of the subjects as presented by the teachers. Lone’s and Daniel’s stories document complicated trajectories through the hf programme. Neither succeeds in fulfilling his/her goal with returning to formal education, and both strive to handle a version of identity without identification.