Soo is a PhD candidate in Second Language Studies at Michigan State University, where she serves as a graduate teaching and research assistant. She came to the SLS program with an MA in TESOL from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she taught English for Academic Purposes (EAP), and also worked as a writing center consultant.
She is currently finishing up her dissertation on second language (L2) writers’ metacognitive knowledge, and its relationship with L2 writing performance and L2 proficiency. Her research efforts are being supported by the 2013 Ruth Crymes Fellowship for Graduate Study (TESOL International Association), and a Dissertation Completion Fellowship awarded by the MSU Graduate School. Soo's other major projects are related to her work as a member of the Writing Rhetoric and American Culture (WRAC) research cluster on graduate writing groups and writing in/across the disciplines.
Soo is also actively involved in teaching; Most recently she taught LLT307: Methods of Second/Foreign Language Teaching, and has assisted teaching LLT346 Pedagogical Grammar in previous semesters as well. Through these courses, she strives to help prepare pre-service K-12 teachers meet the challenges (and joys!) of teaching English language learners from various language and cultural backgrounds.
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
Kim, S. & Kim, J. (2012) Frequency effects in L2 formulaic sequence processing: Evidence from self-paced reading. TESOL Quarterly, 46(4), 831-841.
Nurmukhamedov, U., & Kim, S. (2010). 'Would you perhaps consider...':Hedged comments in ESL writing. ELT Journal, 64(3), 272-282.
Brooks-Gillies, M., Garcia, E., Kim, S., Manthey, K., Smith, T., & Wolke, S. (Eds.) (Spring, 2014) Graduate Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum. Special issue of Across the Disciplines (ATD).
Kim, S. (2010). Revising the revision process with Google Docs. In Kasten, S. (Ed.), TESOL Classroom Practice Series, Effective Second Language Writing Chapter 18. Alexandria, VA: TESOL Publications.
Kim, S. (2010). Burning each end of the candle: Negotiating dual identities in second language writing. In Cox, M., Jordan, J., Ortmeier-Hooper, C., & Schwartz, G. G. (Eds.), Inventing identities in second language writing (pp. 169-173). Urbana, IL: NCTE.
Kim, S. (2011). [Review of the book Writing in Foreign Language Contexts: Learning, Teaching, And Research]. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 33(3), 467-469.
Kim, S. (2009). For Students By Students: Building a Wiki to Promote Integrity in Academic Writing and Citation. TESOL SLW & CALL Intersection Newsletter: SLW and CALL Perspectives, 1(1).
Works in Progress
Kim, S. (under review). The Myth of Revising by Ear: Does it Help L2 Writers? Journal of Second Language Writing
Kim, S, & Wolke, S. (in preparation). Graduate writing groups: Helping L2 writers navigate the murky waters of academic writing. English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Journal.
Refereed Conference Presentations
Kim, S. (October, 2012). Do language learners know what they know?: Measuring metacognitive knowledge in L2 writing. Paper to be presented at Second Language Research Form (SLRF) 2012, University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University.
Kim, S., & Wolke, S. (October, 2012). Graduate writing groups: Helping L2 writers navigate the murky waters of academic writing. Paper to be presented at MITESOL, Madonna University, Livonia, MI.
Kim, S. (September 2012). A mixed-methods approach to examining L2 Writers' metacognitive knowledge. Paper to be presented at (Symposium on Second Language Writing (SSLW), Purdue University, IN, USA.
Kim, S. & Wolke, S. (March 2012). “From novice to professional: L2 writers in graduate writing groups.” Paper presented at TESOL 2012, Philadelphia, PA.
Kim, S. (March 2012). Metacognitive knowledge in L2 writing: Definitions, operationalizations, and measures. Poster presented at the American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL) 2012, Boston, MA.
Wolke, S. & Kim, S. (March 2012). Gateway from novice to professional: Transitions in academic writing for L2 graduate student writers. Conference of College Composition and Communication (CCCC), St. Louis, MO.
Kim, S. (October 2010). “Friend or Foe: Reading aloud for revision in L2 writing” Paper presented at Michigan TESOL (MITESOL) 2010, Eastern Michigan University, MI.
Kim, S. (May 2010). Reading aloud for revision in L2 writing: Insights gained from introspective data. Paper presented at the 9th Symposium on Second Language Writing (SSLW), ‘Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries’ at the University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain.
Polio, C., Gass, S., & Kim, S. (2009). “The effects of Instructions on learners’ task performance, Language production, and task perception.” Paper presented at the 3rd Biennial Conference on Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT), at Lancaster University, UK.
Kim, S. (2009). “The myth of revising by ear: Does it help second language writers?” Paper presented at the 8th SSLW, Tempe, Arizona.
Kim, S. (March 2009). “The Veridicality of Verbal Protocols and its Impact on Second Language Research.” Poster presented at American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) 2009 Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado, USA
Kim, S. (March 2009). “Frequency-based storage and retrieval of multi-word units: The case of L2 learners." Poster presented at the 2009 Georgetown University Round Table (GURT), Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
Kim, S. (October 2008). “Noticeability of Feedback: the Effects of Noticing in Reformulation of Second Language Writing.” Paper presented at the 31st Annual Second Language Research Forum 2008 (SLRF 2008), University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, U.S.A.
Kim, S. (October 2008). “For Students By Students: Building a Wiki to Promote Integrity in Academic Writing and Citation.” Poster presented at MITESOL 2008, Michigan State University, East Lansing.
Kim, S. (June 2008). “Effects of noticing and reformulation on revision in L2 writing.” Paper presented at the Graduate Student Conference at the 7th SSLW, West Lafayette, Purdue University.
Nurmukhamedov, U., & Kim, S. (April 2008). “Effective commentary types in ESL academic writing.” Paper presented at the 43rd Annual TESOL Convention, New York, NY, U.S.A.
Kim, S., & Yuldashev, A. (April 2008). “How can an essay ‘hang together’?: Giving effective written feedback on coherence in ESL writing.” Paper presented at the 43rd Annual TESOL Convention, New York, NY, U.S.A.
Kim, S. (March 2008). “Changing realities of the writing classroom: Effects of computer-mediated feedback on revision in L2 writing.” Paper presented at the Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO). San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
Kim, S. (February 2008). “Training for fail-proof peer review.” Paper presented at the Illinois TESOL-Bilingual Education 34th Annual Convention, Naperville, IL, U.S.A.
Nurmukhamedov, U., & Kim, S. (October 2007). “ESL students’ perceptions of different types of corrective feedback.” Paper presented at the 30SLRth F 2007, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL.
Kim, S. (March 2007) “Four skills brought together for argumentative writing.” Poster presented at the 41st Annual TESOL Convention Graduate Forum, Seattle, WA, U.S.A.
Kim, S., & Yuldashev, A. (March 2007) Making cohesion serve coherence in academic writing, Paper presented at the 41st Annual TESOL Convention, Seattle, WA, U.S.A
Kim, S. (November 2011). Second Language Learning. Panel discussion for K-12 pre-service teachers. Invited talks of the same title given in November, 2009; March, 2011.
Kim, S. (May 2011). “Teaching with writing: Working with international students and non-native speakers of English” panel discussion at Faculty workshop, Strategies and Tools Across Fields: (STAF). MSU Writing Center.
Kim, S. (November 2010). Methods of Language Teaching. Panel discussion for K-12 pre-service teachers.
Kim, S. (April 2010). Pedagogical Grammar. Panel discussion for K-12 pre-service teachers.
Kim, S. (January 2008). “Teaching Resources at the Writers’ Workshop.” 2008 Graduate Symposium on Grading, Office Hours, and Teaching Resources, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Kim, S. (August 2007). “Task Based Language Teaching: A research paper unit for ESL academic writing.” ESL Writing Service Courses, Instructor Orientation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Kim, S. (November 2007). “Building communities of learning through wikis.” Paper presented at the 2nd Annual Share Fair, School of Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics, UIUC, Urbana, IL.