Academic Writing and Genre

The focus of this book is the use of genre-based approaches to teaching academic writing.

Author: Ian Bruce

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441136473

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 202

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The focus of this book is the use of genre-based approaches to teaching academic writing. Genre-based courses enable second language learners to integrate their linguistic, organisational and contextual knowledge in a variety of different tasks. The book reviews pedagogical approaches to genre through English for Specific Purposes and Systemic Functional Linguistics to present a synthesis of the current research being undertaken in the field. From this theoretical base, Ian Bruce proposes a new model of genre-based approaches to academic writing, and analyses the ways in which this can be implemented in pedagogy and curriculum design. Academic Writing and Genre is a cutting-edge monograph which will be essential reading for researchers in applied linguistics.

Academic Writing

This unique interdisciplinary text and reader introduces students to the multiple genres of academic writing across the curriculum.

Author: Mary Kay Mulvaney

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: IND:30000101902108

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 534

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This unique interdisciplinary text and reader introduces students to the multiple genres of academic writing across the curriculum. Academic Writing is the first text to offer a discussion of academic genres and writing-to-learn and learning-to-write in college; an explanation of genre practices and conventions across the disciplines; annotated examples of student papers across the disciplines written in response to actual college assignments; instruction in research, writing from sources, and documentation; and thematic clusters of professional readings as engaging examples of published academic writing. Academic Writing will prepare students in all academic disciplines to succeed in today¿s challenging world of writing?both in the classroom and in the workplace beyond.

Academic Writing Philosophy and Genre

This book investigates how philosophical texts display a variety of literary forms and explores philosophical writing and the relation of philosophy to literature and reading.

Author: Michael A. Peters

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405194006

Category: Education

Page: 128

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This book investigates how philosophical texts display a variety of literary forms and explores philosophical writing and the relation of philosophy to literature and reading. Discusses the many different philosophical genres that have developed, among them letters, the treatise, the confession, the meditation, the allegory, the essay, the soliloquy, the symposium, the consolation, the commentary, the disputation, and the dialogue Shows how these forms of philosophy have conditioned and become the basis of academic writing (and assessment) within both the university and higher education more generally Explores questions of philosophical writing and the relation of philosophy to literature and reading

College Academic Writing A Genre Based Perspective

College Academic Writing: A Genre- Based Perspective is designed to guide and help students about the process of writing and the product of the writing itself in such a way that the final work of writing is not only expressive and rich in ...

Author: Dr. I Wy. Dirgeyasa, M.Hum.

Publisher: Prenada Media

ISBN: 9786024225247

Category: Study Aids

Page: 240

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The College Academic Writing: A Genre-Based Perspective course book is organized based on genre perspective. It teaches and trains the students about the writing process and content writing. It also guides them to identify to whom the writing is, for what purpose it is, and to what context it is used. It is commonly understood that in teaching writing to students with low entry level of English proficiency, there is always the risk of sacrificing creativity in order to achieve accuracy, or vice versa. College Academic Writing: A Genre- Based Perspective is designed to guide and help students about the process of writing and the product of the writing itself in such a way that the final work of writing is not only expressive and rich in content but also clear and accurate, as well as relevant to their needs. Buku persembahan penerbit Prenada Media

Academic Writing Third Edition

The book also offers abundant exercises to help the student develop techniques for working productively at each stage of the scholarly writing process; mastering and summarizing difficult scholarly sources; planning; and revising to create ...

Author: Janet Giltrow

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781551113951

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 424

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Academic Writing is a unique introduction to the subject. As the author puts it in her preface, "this book develops from a strong claim: namely, that style is meaningful." In developing that theme, the author draws meaningfully on theory, especially genre theory, while remaining grounded in the particular. Giltrow presents and discusses examples of actual academic writing of the sort that students must learn to deal with daily, and to write themselves. As newcomers to the scholarly community, students can find that community's ways of reading and writing mysterious, unpredictable and intimidating. Academic Writing demystifies the scholarly genres, shedding light on their discursive conventions and on academic readers' expectations and values. Throughout, Academic Writing respects the student writer; it engages the reader's interest without ever condescending, and it avoids the arbitrary and the dogmatic. The book also offers abundant exercises to help the student develop techniques for working productively at each stage of the scholarly writing process; mastering and summarizing difficult scholarly sources; planning; and revising to create good working conditions for the reader. The third edition of Giltrow's extremely successful book incorporates extensive revisions that integrate the theoretical perspectives of genre theory into the whole of the book in a more organic fashion; the changes are designed to make the book both more attuned to scholarly practice and more accessible to the undergraduate student. Giltrow's Academic Reading is designed as an accompanying reader for Academic Writing.

Researching Learning and Learners in Genre Based Academic Writing Instruction

This book presents an in-depth qualitative study of second language students' genre learning actions, individual factors, and genre knowledge development in an academic writing class at a university in China.

Author: Wei Wang

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 3034332971

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 278

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This book presents an in-depth qualitative study of second language students' genre learning actions, individual factors, and genre knowledge development in an academic writing class at a university in China. It contributes learner-focused and context-sensitive insights into genre learning in second language academic writing research.

Student Writing and Genre

Also available from Continuum: Academic Literacy and the Languages of
Change edited by Ermien van Pletzen and Lucia Thesen Academic Writing: At
the Interface of Corpus and Discourse edited by Susan Hunston, Diane Pecorari
and ...

Author: Fiona English

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441146687

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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This book is about how genres affect the ways students understand and engage with their disciplines, offering a fresh approach to genre by using affordances as a key aspect in exploring the work of first year undergraduates who were given the task of reworking an essay by using a different genre. Working within a social semiotic frame of reference, it uses the notion of genre as a clear, articulated tool for discussing the relationship between knowledge and representation. It provides pedagogical solutions to contentions around 'genres', 'disciplines', 'academic discourses' and their relation to student learning, identity and power, showing that, given the opportunity to work with different genres, students develop new ways of understanding and engaging with their disciplines. Providing a strong argument for why a wider repertoire of genres is desirable at university, this study opens up new possibilities for student writing, learning and assessment. It will appeal to teachers, subject specialists, researchers and postgraduates interested in higher education studies, academic literacies, writing in the disciplines and applied linguistics.

Analysing Academic Writing

... the teaching of academic writing at university has blossomed with research
and practice focusing on both the product and the processes . One of the more
influential approaches has been genre - based literacy pedagogy within the
systemic ...

Author: Louise Ravelli

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826488021

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 279

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This volume covers the writing not only of native speakers of the language in which they are being taught, but also that of those to whom the language of pedagogy is secondary. Australian editors.

Goals for Academic Writing

In regards to preparatory courses of writing instruction for universities, a key issue
is how pedagogy incorporates the writing demands of specific text genres in
academic disciplines. Russell (1997a) and Bazerman and Russell's (2003)
studies ...

Author: Alister H. Cumming

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027219695

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 204

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This book documents the results of a multi-year project that investigated the goals for writing improvement among 45 students and their instructors in intensive courses of English as a Second Language (ESL) then, a year later, in academic programs at two Canadian universities. The researchers present a detailed framework to describe these goals from the perspectives of the students as well as their instructors. The goals are analyzed for groups of students from particular backgrounds internationally, for changes over time, and in relation to the ESL and academic courses. The authors use activity theory, goal theory, various sociolinguistic concepts, and multiple data sources (interviews, observations, stimulated recalls, questionnaires, and text analyses) to provide a contextually-grounded perspective on learning, teaching, writing, second-language development, and curriculum policy. The book will interest researchers, educators, and administrators of ESL, university, college, and literacy programs around the world.

Teaching Academic Writing in European Higher Education

At the end of the term, students have also written a genre - i.e., discipline-specific
- paper in literary studies. The article describes the course and discusses the
rationale for the focus on text types in an introductory academic writing course.

Author: Lennart Björk

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402012098

Category: Education

Page: 234

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This volume describes in detail teaching philosophies, curricular structures, research approaches and organizational models used in European countries. It offers concrete teaching strategies and examples: from individual tutorials to large classes, from face-to-face to web-based teaching, and addresses educational and cultural differences between writing instruction in Europe and the US.

Academic Writing in Context

Genre analysis continues to provide an attractive framework for the analysis of
language use for a variety of applied linguistic purposes, particularly for the
teaching and learning of English for academic and professional purposes.
Although ...

Author: Martin Hewings

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826481310

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 250

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Explores a number of themes of interest to those engaged in researching and teaching academic genres. This book is of interest to students on Master's programmes in Teaching English as a Second Langauge and Applied Linguistics, and to scholars researching issues of academic literacy.

Genres Across the Disciplines

The book explores creativity and the use of metaphor as students work towards becoming experts in the genres of their discipline.

Author: Hilary Nesi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521767460

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 293

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Genres across the Disciplines presents cutting edge, corpus-based research into student writing in higher education. Genres across the Disciplines is essential reading for those involved in syllabus and materials design for the development of writing in higher education, as well as for those investigating EAP. The book explores creativity and the use of metaphor as students work towards becoming experts in the genres of their discipline. Grounded in the British Academic Written English (BAWE) corpus, the text is rich with authentic examples of assignment tasks, macrostructures, concordances and keywords. Also available separately as a paperback.

Academic Writing

While early work on genre analysis tended to employ discourse methods alone,
more recent studies, such as those by Kwan ... This work draws on the theories of
Halliday (1978) and Giddens (1984) and interprets academic writing as a social ...

Author: Maggie Charles

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441117304

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 316

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Contemporary research into written academic discourse has become increasingly polarised between two approaches: corpus linguistics and discourse analysis. This volume presents a selection of recent work by experts in academic written discourse, and illustrates how corpus linguistics and discourse analysis can work as complementary approaches. The overall introduction sets the volume against the backdrop of current work in English for Academic Purposes, and introductions to the each section draw out connections between the chapters and put them into context. The contributors are experts in the field and they cover both novice and expert examples of EAP. The book ends with an afterword that provides an agenda-setting closing perspective on the future of EAP research. It will appeal to reserachers and postgrduates in applied linguistics, corpus linguistics, discourse analysis and EAP.

Stance and Voice in Written Academic Genres

Biber, D. and B. Gray (2010) 'Challenging stereotypes about academic writing:
complexity, elaboration, Part IV Variation of Stance and Voice in Academic
Discourse. explicitness', Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 9, 2–20.
Blommaert ...

Author: Carmen Sancho Guinda

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137030825

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 263

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Stance and Voice in Written Academic Genres brings together a range of perspectives on two of the most important and contested concepts in applied linguistics: stance and voice. International experts provide an accessible, yet authoritative introduction to key issues and debates surrounding these terms.

Academic Writing in a Second Language

Exploring research and pedagogy on second language writing, this volume focuses on issues concerning policy decisions affecting foreign students.

Author: Diane Dewhurst Belcher

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 156750115X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 410

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Exploring research and pedagogy on second language writing, this volume focuses on issues concerning policy decisions affecting foreign students.

Risk in Academic Writing

How do supervisors or writing teachers mediate these risks? For instance, if the
genre is understood as a narrow academic (English) pigeonhole, a container for
meaning, what does this mean for a writer's voice? What is lost when a writer's ...

Author: Lucia Thesen

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781783091072

Category: Reference

Page: 248

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This book brings together a variety of voices – students and teachers, journal editors and authors, writers from the global north and south – to interrogate the notion of risk as it applies to the production of academic writing. Risk-taking is viewed as a productive force in teaching, learning and writing, and one that can be used to challenge the silences and erasures inherent in academic tradition and convention. Widening participation and the internationalisation of higher education make questions of language, register, agency and identity in postgraduate writing all the more pressing, and this book offers a powerful argument against the further reinforcement of a ‘northern’ Anglophone understanding of knowledge and its production and dissemination. This volume will provide food-for-thought for postgraduate students and their supervisors everywhere.

Structures and Strategies

A text which provides an introduction to academic writing.

Author: Lloyd Davis

Publisher: Macmillan Education AU

ISBN: 0732929296

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 237

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A text which provides an introduction to academic writing. Offers a semester-length course that builds and refines university and college students abilities in writing and research skills. Comprises explanations of concepts and genres and contains a range of exercises and essay topics to develop and explore these ideas. Contains examples of model texts for class discussion and analysis as well as a chapter on accessing computer-based catalogues and indexes for research. Includes an index. The authors are lecturers in the fields of cultural studies, communication and English at the University of Qld. Also available in hardback.

Genre Analysis

In this book, John Swales provides a survey of approaches to varieties of language, and considers these in relation to communication and task-based language learning.

Author: John Swales

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521338134

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 260

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In recent years the concept of 'register' has been increasingly replaced by emphasis on the analysis of genre, which relates work in sociolinguistics, text linguistics and discourse analysis to the study of specialist areas of language. This book is a clear, authoritative guide to this complex area. He provides a survey of approaches to varieties of language, and considers these in relation to communication and task-based language learning. Swales outlines an approach to the analysis of genre, and then proceeds to consider examples of different genres and how they can be made accessible through genre analysis. This is important reading for all those working in teaching English for academic purposes and also of interest to those working in post-secondary writing and composition due to relevant issues in writing across the curriculum.

Academic Writing

Academic Writing in Computer Science: A Comparison of Genres Meriel Bloor
University of Warwick Abstract This paper reports on research into writing by
students in a department of Computer Science. As a background to the present ...

Author: Eija Ventola

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027285652

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 258

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Writing is crucial to the academic world. It is the main mode of communication among scientists and scholars and also a means for students for obtaining their degrees. The papers in this volume highlight the intercultural, generic and textual complexities of academic writing. Comparisons are made between various traditions of academic writing in different cultures and contexts and the studies combine linguistic analyses with analyses of the social settings in which academic writing takes place and is acquired. The common denominator for the papers is writing in English and attention is given to native-English writers’ and non-native writers’ problems in different disciplines. The articles in the book introduce a variety of methodological approaches for analyses and search for better teaching methods and ways of improving the syllabi of writing curricula. The book as a whole illustrates how linguists strive for new research methods and practical applications in applied linguistics.