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

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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 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 Genres Essays Reports Other Genres

Full answers to exercises are provided at the end of the book. All books in the series come with free additional online resources, accessed via the code given in the Appendices.

Author: Sheldon Smith

Publisher: Eap Foundation

ISBN: 1912579022

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 426

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Overview of EAP Foundation: Academic Writing Genres Students at university are expected to write in a range of forms, from essays to reports and other genres. EAP Foundation: Academic Writing Genres, part of the EAP Foundation series of books, examines frequently encountered forms of academic writing, identifying common features such as structure and language, and providing clear models, in order to scaffold learning and provide a way for students to master each one. Contents of the book The first section of the book looks in detail at essay writing, the most common genre for academic study. It begins by looking at the content and structure of a typical essay, then looks at different essay types, namely comparison and contrast, cause and effect, problem-solution, classification, argument, discussion, definition, process, exemplification, and description. The second section of the book looks at report writing, the next most common genre for academic study, beginning with an overview of report writing, followed by a detailed look at the two most common report types, namely laboratory reports and business reports. Other report types are also covered. The third section covers other genres which do not fit into the essay or report category. They are posters, reflective writing, book reviews, research proposals, and theses/dissertations. The fourth and final section considers genre elements. These are types of writing which can form part of other genres, but can also be stand-alone pieces of writing, and need looking at in detail. They are abstracts and literature reviews. About the EAP Foundation series The EAP Foundation series of books is written for students who are preparing for, or currently studying at, a Western university, including those on foundation or pre-sessional courses. The units focus on presenting practical information in a straightforward and readable manner. There are additional tips in each unit to help students perform well, and numerous 'In short' boxes which give a summary of the main points, for quick previewing and reviewing of the unit. Each unit contains a checklist, which can be used to give feedback on writing (self or peer). Each unit concludes with a range of exercises to check comprehension and deepen understanding. Full answers to exercises are provided at the end of the book. All books in the series come with free additional online resources, accessed via the code given in the Appendices. In short Whatever your course of study, this book will provide an indispensable guide to all forms of writing you will encounter.

Demystifying Academic Writing

Informative, insightful, and accessible, this book is designed to enhance the capacity of graduate and undergraduate students, as well as early career scholars, to write for academic purposes.

Author: Zhihui Fang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000371505

Category: Education

Page: 286

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Informative, insightful, and accessible, this book is designed to enhance the capacity of graduate and undergraduate students, as well as early career scholars, to write for academic purposes. Fang describes key genres of academic writing, common rhetorical moves associated with each genre, essential skills needed to write the genres, and linguistic resources and strategies that are functional and effective for performing these moves and skills. Fang’s functional linguistic approach to academic writing enables readers to do so much more than write grammatically well-formed sentences. It leverages writing as a process of designing meaning to position language choices as the central focus, illuminating how language is a creative resource for presenting information, developing argument, embedding perspectives, engaging audience, and structuring text across genres and disciplines. Covering reading responses, book reviews, literature reviews, argumentative essays, empirical research articles, grant proposals, and more, this text is an all-in-one resource for building a successful career in academic writing and scholarly publishing. Each chapter features crafts for effective communication, authentic writing examples, practical applications, and reflective questions. Fang complements these features with self-assessment tools for writers and tips for empowering writers. Assuming no technical knowledge, this text is ideal for both non-native and native English speakers, and suitable for courses in academic writing, rhetoric and composition, and language/literacy education.

Academic Writing Philosophy and Genre

... to the relations between academic writing, genres and philosophy, and also to questions of style, genre, form and their historicity and materiality.

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

Beyond Convention

"Reading this book did more than just make me more aware of something I already, somewhat subconsciously, was doing, however.

Author: Christine M. Tardy

Publisher: University of Michigan Press ELT

ISBN: 0472036475

Category: EDUCATION

Page: 198

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"Reading this book did more than just make me more aware of something I already, somewhat subconsciously, was doing, however. It pushed my thinking about if, when, and how writing teachers should encourage students to push genre boundaries and to innovate." ---Foreword by Dana R. Ferris, author of Treatment of Error and Teaching College Writing to Diverse Student Populations This book attempts to engage directly with the complexities and tensions in genre from both theoretical and pedagogical perspectives. While struggling with questions of why, when, and how different writers can manipulate conventions, Tardy became interested in related research into voice and identity in academic writing and then began to consider the ways that genre can be a valuable tool that allows writing students and teachers to explore expected conventions and transformative innovations. For Tardy, genres aren't "fixed," and she argues also that neither genre constraints nor innovations are objective--that they can be accepted or rejected depending on the context. Beyond Convention considers a range of learning and teaching settings, including first-year undergraduate writing, undergraduate writing in the disciplines, and the advanced academic writing of graduate students and professionals. It is intended for those interested in the complexities of written communication, whether their interests are grounded in genre theory, academic discourse, discourse analysis, or writing instruction. With its attentiveness to context, discipline, and community, it offers a resource for those interested in English for Academic Purposes, English for Specific Purposes, and Writing in the Disciplines. At its heart, this is a book for teachers and teacher educators.

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 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.

Genre and Second Language Writing

Like the other texts in the popular Michigan Series on Teaching Multilingual Writers, this book will interest ESL teachers in training, teacher educators, current ESL instructors, and researchers and scholars in the area of ESL writing.

Author: Ken Hyland

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472030149

Category: Education

Page: 244

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Second language students not only need strategies for drafting and revising to write effectively, but also a clear understanding of genre so that they can appropriately structure their writing for various contexts. Over that last decade, increasing attention has been paid to the notion of genre and its central place in language teaching and learning. Genre and Second Language Writing enters into this important debate, providing an accessible introduction to current theory and research in the area of written genres-and applying these understandings to the practical concerns of today's EFL/ESL classroom. Each chapter includes discussion and review questions and small-scale practical research activities. Like the other texts in the popular Michigan Series on Teaching Multilingual Writers, this book will interest ESL teachers in training, teacher educators, current ESL instructors, and researchers and scholars in the area of ESL writing.

Student Writing and Genre

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 ...

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.

Academic Writing

Each of the fourteen chapters explores different aspects of academic writing from practical, professional and theoretical perspectives. The book is written for students, teachers and educators at tertiary organisations.

Author: Luke Strongman

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443864329

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 144

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How do I improve my essay writing skills? Where can I learn quickly how to improve my speech writing? How does writing for the web differ from conventional writing? Are there some categories of mistakes that people commonly make in attempting to write good prose? How can I be persuasive in my writing style? How did language evolve? What is ‘genre theory’? How do I become creative in my prose writing? These and other curious and relevant questions are answered in Academic Writing. Writing is about communication with words, and academic writing is about choosing words carefully to communicate complex ideas. The purpose of the fourteen chapters of this monograph is to provide an introduction to the practice of academic writing with an emphasis on prose writing in particular, for both print-based and online media. Each of the fourteen chapters explores different aspects of academic writing from practical, professional and theoretical perspectives. The book is written for students, teachers and educators at tertiary organisations. Word connoisseurs, debaters, writers and readers may also enjoy its argumentations and analyses.

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 ...

Author: Fiona English

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441171214

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

3.2 Broadening the scope of genre analysis Genre analysis , as conceived by Swales ( 1990 ) and elaborated by Bhatia ( 1993 ) , was based on three key and ...

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.

Academic Writing in a Second Language

... are familiar with to identify writing genres , which may not be identical ... by researchers to taxonomize academic writing illustrates this problem .

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.

Analysing Structure in Academic Writing

This book breaks through formalistic traditions to propose a new generic structure analytical framework for academic writing.

Author: Tomoko Sawaki

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137542397

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 275

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This book breaks through formalistic traditions to propose a new generic structure analytical framework for academic writing. The integrated approach, taking lessons from cognitive linguistics and structuralism, offers a foundation for establishing research and pedagogy that can promote diversity and inclusion in academia. The simplicity of the flexible structure analytical model proposed by Sawaki enables the user to analyse diverse instances of genre. Further innovation is made in the analysis of generic structure components by integrating George Lakoff and Mark Johnson’s metaphor analysis method, so that the model can account for cultural and ideological patterns that structure our abstract thinking. Using these integrations, the author has established a structure analytical model that can take into account linguistic, cognitive, and pragmatic aspects of genre. Researchers in the fields of linguistics, discourse studies, cultural studies, education, and English for Academic Purposes will be able to use this model to identify whether an atypical instance in academic texts is a result of the writer’s individual failure or a failure to understand diversity in academic writing.

Genre Schema and the Academic Writing Process

From a viewpoint of discourse as the connecting middle ground between genre, register and schema, this book establishes meaningful links between these notions.

Author: Mohammed Al-Ali

Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

ISBN: 3847326562

Category:

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From a viewpoint of discourse as the connecting middle ground between genre, register and schema, this book establishes meaningful links between these notions. It disambiguates the conflated relationship between genre and register by suggesting that genre texts need to be modelled out of a balance between the generic knowledge and discipline specific needs. This book also investigates the relationship between schematic and generic structure and uncovers how far RA writers are aware of the text structure they employ in their writing and indicates how these structures have been internalised as schemata.

What is Good Academic Writing

Insights into Discipline-Specific Student Writing Melinda Whong, ... Academic. writing. genres. genre A genre can be considered 'a distinctive category of ...

Author: Melinda Whong

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350110397

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 208

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The field of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) developed to address the needs of students whose mother tongue is not English. However, the linguistic competence required to achieve academic success at any university where English is the medium of instruction is a challenge for all students. While there are linguistic features common to academic literacy as a general genre, closer investigation reveals significant differences from one academic field to another. This volume asks what good writing is within specific disciplines, focussing on student work. Each chapter provides key insights by EAP professionals, based on their research in which they bring together analysis of student writing and interviews with subject specialists and markers who determine what 'good writing' is in their discipline. The volume includes chapters on established disciplines which have had less attention in the EAP and academic writing literature to date, including music, formal linguistics, and dentistry, as well as new and growing fields of study such as new media.

Genre based Automated Writing Evaluation for L2 Research Writing

Research writing and teaching is a great challenge for novice scholars, especially L2 writers. This book presents a compelling and much-needed automated writing evaluation (AWE) reinforcement to L2 research writing pedagogy.

Author: E. Cotos

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137333377

Category: Education

Page: 283

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Research writing and teaching is a great challenge for novice scholars, especially L2 writers. This book presents a compelling and much-needed automated writing evaluation (AWE) reinforcement to L2 research writing pedagogy.

Writing Genres

The text is not limited to literary genres or to ideas of genres as formal conventions; it provides a theoretical definition of genre as rhetorical, dynamic and flexible, ideological and constraining, to an examination of the role of genres ...

Author: Amy J Devitt

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809328697

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 242

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Examines genre and its educational purposes from a variety of perspectives. The text is not limited to literary genres or to ideas of genres as formal conventions; it provides a theoretical definition of genre as rhetorical, dynamic and flexible, ideological and constraining, to an examination of the role of genres in different communities.