Professional Academic Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Throughout the book, MacDonald stresses her conviction that academics need to do a better job of explaining their text-making axioms, clarifying their expectations of students at all levels, and monitoring their own professional practices.

Author: Susan Peck MacDonald

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809385997

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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In Professional Academic Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Susan Peck MacDonald tackles important and often controversial contemporary questions regarding the rhetoric of inquiry, the social construction of knowledge, and the professionalization of the academy. MacDonald argues that the academy has devoted more effort to analyzing theory and method than to analyzing its own texts. Professional texts need further attention because they not only create but are also shaped by the knowledge that is special to each discipline. Her assumption is that knowledge-making is the distinctive activity of the academy at the professional level; for that reason, it is important to examine differences in the ways the professional texts of subdisciplinary communities focus on and consolidate knowledge within their fields. Throughout the book, MacDonald stresses her conviction that academics need to do a better job of explaining their text-making axioms, clarifying their expectations of students at all levels, and monitoring their own professional practices. MacDonald’s proposals for both textual and sentence-level analysis will help academic professionals better understand how they might improve communication within their professional communities and with their students.

Professional Academic writing in Global Context

MacDonald, S. P. (1994) Professional Academic [Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press. Malinowski, B. (1923) 'The problem of meaning in primitive languages', in C. K. Ogden and ...

Author: Theresa Lillis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136977510

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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Academic Writing in a Global Context addresses the issue of the pressure on academics worldwide to produce their work in English in scholarly publishing, and why the growth of the use of academic English matters. Drawing on an eight year ‘text-ethnographic’ study of the experiences of fifty scholars working in Europe, this book discusses these questions at both a macro and micro level – through discussions of knowledge evaluation systems on all levels, and analysis of the progress of a text towards publication. In addition to this, case studies of individual scholars in their local institutions and countries are used to illustrate experiences of using English in the academic world. Academic Writing in a Global Context examines the impact of the growing dominance of English on academic writing for publication globally. The authors explore the ways in which the global status attributed to English is impacting on the lives and practices of multilingual scholars working in contexts where English is not the official language of communication and throws into relief the politics surrounding academic publishing. This book will be of interest to postgraduates and professionals in the fields of World Englishes, language and globalization and English Language Teaching.

Analysing Academic Writing

MacDonald , S.P. ( 1994 ) Professional Academic Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences . Carbondale and Edwardsville , IL : Southern Illinois University Press . Malinowski , B. ( 1994 ) ' The problem of meaning in primitive ...

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.

The Semiperiphery of Academic Writing

MacDonald, S.P. (1994) Professional Academic Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press. Magone, J.M. (2009) Contemporary Spanish Politics, London: Routledge.

Author: K. Bennett

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137351197

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

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With researchers around the world are under increasing pressure to publish in high-profile international journals, this book explores some of the issues affecting authors on the semiperiphery, who often find themselves torn between conflicting academic cultures and discourses.

Social Science Libraries

Professional Academic Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, 1994; Kjersti Fløttum, Trine Dahl, Torodd Kinn. Academic Voices: Across Languages and Disciplines.

Author: Steve W. Witt

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110232158

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 138

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This volume focuses on practical and empirical accounts of organizational change in the social sciences and impacts upon the professional skills, collections, and services within social science libraries. Section one focuses upon the question of interdisciplinary within social science libraries and the role of libraries to both react to and facilitate paradigm shifts in research and science. Section two focuses on the rise of data as a resource to be collected and shared within social science libraries. The third section focuses on the role of librarians to facilitate the development of social organizations that develop around new technologies and research communities. Changed role of librarians within social science libraries Describes new developments of social organizations Essential for librarians

Teaching Academic Writing in European Higher Education

Epistemologies, conceptions of learning, and study practices in medicine and psychology. Higher Education, 31, 5–24. ... Professional academic writing in the humanities and social sciences. Southern Illinois University.

Author: Lennart Björk

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306481956

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.

Teaching Academic Writing

Responding to Student Writing, Norwood, Australia: Australian Association for the Teaching of English. MacDonald, S.P. (1994) Professional Academic Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Carbondale and Edwardsville, IL: Southern ...

Author: Caroline Coffin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134507337

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Student academic writing is at the heart of teaching and learning in higher education. Students are assessed largely by what they write, and need to learn both general academic conventions as well as disciplinary writing requirements in order to be successful in higher education. Teaching Academic Writing is a 'toolkit' designed to help higher education lecturers and tutors teach writing to their students. Containing a range of diverse teaching strategies, the book offers both practical activities to help students develop their writing abilities and guidelines to help lecturers and tutors think in more depth about the assessment tasks they set and the feedback they give to students. The authors explore a wide variety of text types, from essays and reflective diaries to research projects and laboratory reports. The book draws on recent research in the fields of academic literacy, second language learning, and linguistics. It is grounded in recent developments such as the increasing diversity of the student body, the use of the Internet, electronic tuition, and issues related to distance learning in an era of increasing globalisation. Written by experienced teachers of writing, language, and linguistics, Teaching Academic Writing will be of interest to anyone involved in teaching academic writing in higher education.

Academic Writing

Metadiscourse in academic writing: A reappraisal. Applied Linguistics, 25, 156–177. MacDonald, S.P. (1994). Professional academic writing in the humanities and social sciences. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press.

Author: Maggie Charles

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441135803

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.

Academic Writing in Context

Kress, G. (1995) Writing the future: English and the making of a culture of innovation. Urbana, IL; National Council of Teachers of English ... MacDonald, S. P. (1994) Professional academic writing in the humanities and social sciences.

Author: Martin Hewings

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441163509

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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This volume explores a number of themes of current interest to those engaged in researching and teaching academic genres: the social and cultural context of academic writing; differences between the academic and non-academic text; the analysis of particular text types; variation within and across disciplines; and applications of theory in the teaching of writing. The contributors include many of today's most influential scholars in the area of academic literacy, working in a wide variety of tertiary academic contexts in Britain, Finland, Hong Kong, Zimbabwe, Australia and the United States. The implications will be of relevance to all those engaged in teaching academic writing to both native and non-native English speaking students in tertiary education around the world.

Writing For Academic Journals

Lamont, M. (2009) How Professors Think: Inside the Curious World of Academic Judgement. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University ... (1994) Professional Academic Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois ...

Author: Murray, Rowena

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335263028

Category: Education

Page: 239

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This book unravels the process of writing academic papers. It tells readers what good papers look like and how they can be written.

Academic Writing An Introduction Fourth Edition

Professional academic writing in the humanities and social sciences. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP. MacIntosh-Murray, Anu. 2007. “Poster presentations as a genre in knowledge communication: A case study of forms, norms, and values.

Author: Janet Giltrow

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781770488052

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 380

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Academic Writing has been widely acclaimed in all its editions as a superb textbook—and an important contribution to the pedagogy of introducing students to the conventions of academic writing. The book seeks to introduce student readers to the lively community of research and writing beyond the classroom, with its complex interactions, values, and goals. It presents writing from a range of disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, cultivating students’ awareness of the subtle differences in genre. The fourth edition has been revised throughout and includes a new chapter on visual rhetoric, a new section on the academic peer review system, updated examples, expanded exercises, and new glossary entries.

Academic Writing second edition

Professional Academic Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP. Masson, Michael E.J., and Mary Anne Waldron. 1994. “Comprehension of legal contracts by non-experts: Effectiveness of plain language ...

Author: Janet Giltrow

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781460400227

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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Janet Giltrow's Academic Writing: Writing and Reading in the Disciplines has been widely acclaimed in all its editions as a superb textbook—and an important contribution to the pedagogy of introducing university and college students to the conventions of writing in an academic milieu. Giltrow draws meaningfully on theory, especially genre theory, while using specific texts to keep the discussion grounded in the particular. Exercises throughout help students to interpret, summarize, analyze, and compare examples of academic and scholarly writing. The book is intended to demystify scholarly genres, shedding light on their discursive conventions and on academic readers' expectations and values. Academic Writing: An Introduction is a concise version of the full work, designed to be more compact and accessible for use in one-term writing courses. This new edition has been revised throughout and contains many new exercises, updated examples, an expanded discussion of research writing in the sciences, new glossary entries, and a new section on research ethics and the moral compass of the disciplines.

Academic Writing An Introduction Third Edition

Professional academic writing in the humanities and social sciences. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP. Masson, Michael E.J., and Mary Anne Waldron. 1994. “Comprehension oflegal contracts by non-experts: Effectiveness of plain language ...

Author: Janet Giltrow

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781770485082

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 372

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Academic Writing has been widely acclaimed in all its editions as a superb textbook—and an important contribution to the pedagogy of introducing students to the conventions of academic writing. The book seeks to introduce student readers to the lively community of research and writing beyond the classroom, with its complex interactions, values, and goals. It presents writing from a range of disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, cultivating students’ awareness of the subtle differences in genre. This new edition has been revised throughout and contains many new exercises, updated examples, a new section on research proposals, and wider disciplinary coverage. The organization of the book has also been revised to better fit with the timeline of most teaching terms.

Feedback in Second Language Writing

Student writing : Access , regulation , desire . London : Routledge . MacDonald , S. P. ( 1994 ) . Professional academic writing in the humanities and social sciences . Carbondale and Edwardsville : Southern Illinois University Press .

Author: Ken Hyland

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521672589

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 291

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This collection of scholarly articles by leading researchers offers empirical data and analysis of complex issues related to providing feedback during the writing process.

Navigating the Academic Career

Successful science and engineering teaching in colleges and universities. Bolton, MA: Anker. ... The only grant-writing book you'll ever need. ... Professional academic writing in the humanities and social sciences.

Author: Victor N. Shaw

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781623961190

Category: Education

Page: 205

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There is an urgent need to provide academic professionals with individual, institutional, and contextual accounts of their careers and career-making endeavors. An individual account makes academicians think about what they do and how they might do it better. An institutional account makes academicians reflect upon the organizational environment in which they function and ponder what they might do to improve it. A contextual account connects academicians and their work to knowledge, the knowledge enterprise, and the larger social structure so that they know and understand the impact they and their career-making efforts have on themselves, academia, and general social processes. This book examines academic careers and career-making activities with respect to their main aspects, milestones, and general pathways. In content, it divides into four identifiable parts. Part I focuses on professional preparation. It examines education, degree, reeducation, job search, and job change. Part II centers on organizational employment. It investigates position, research, teaching, service, and tenure. Part III revolves around professional networking. It looks into publication, conference presentation, application for grants and awards, and membership in academic associations. Part IV rises above specific issues. It explores general career pathways and overall scholarly identity.

Professionalizing Second Language Writing

Validation in inquiry-guided research: The role of exemplars in narrative studies. Harvard Educational Review, 60, 415–442. Peck-MacDonald, S. (2010). Professional academic writing in the humanities and social sciences.

Author: Paul Kei Matsuda

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781602359703

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 131

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Professionalizing Second Language Writing is an edited collection that bring together perspectives of second language writing specialists who shed light on second language writing as a profession. Some of the chapters illuminate the nature of second language writing not only as a field but as a profession. Other chapters provide an in-depth look at the issues second language writing specialists face as they go through various stages of professional development in their institutional contexts. Together, these chapters provide insights that can help graduate students and early career professionals as they envision their future and cope with new issues and challenges in their own processes of professionalization. Contributors include Dwight Atkinson, Pisarn Bee Chamcharatsri, Deborah Crusan, Atsushi Iida, Soo Hyon Kim, Todd Ruecker, Tanita Saenkhum, and Christine M. Tardy.

Research Assessment in the Humanities

What is originality in the social sciences and the humanities?American Sociological Review ... How professors think: Inside the curious world of academic judgment. ... Professional academic writing in the humanities and social sciences ...

Author: Michael Ochsner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319290164

Category: Education

Page: 247

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This book analyses and discusses the recent developments for assessing research quality in the humanities and related fields in the social sciences. Research assessments in the humanities are highly controversial and the evaluation of humanities research is delicate. While citation-based research performance indicators are widely used in the natural and life sciences, quantitative measures for research performance meet strong opposition in the humanities. This volume combines the presentation of state-of-the-art projects on research assessments in the humanities by humanities scholars themselves with a description of the evaluation of humanities research in practice presented by research funders. Bibliometric issues concerning humanities research complete the exhaustive analysis of humanities research assessment. The selection of authors is well-balanced between humanities scholars, research funders, and researchers on higher education. Hence, the edited volume succeeds in painting a comprehensive picture of research evaluation in the humanities. This book is valuable to university and science policy makers, university administrators, research evaluators, bibliometricians as well as humanities scholars who seek expert knowledge in research evaluation in the humanities.

Writing for Academic Journals 4e

MacArthur, C.A., Graham, S. and Fitzgerald, J. (eds) (2006) The Handbook of Writing Research. London: Guilford Press. MacDonald, S.P. (1994) Professional Academic Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Author: Rowena Murray

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335248247

Category: Study Aids

Page: 256

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This comprehensive guide to writing journal articles addresses all the stages and recurring challenges, from targeting a journal to dealing with reviewer feedback. Drawing on many years of running ‘Writing for Publication’ workshops, Murray explores not only style and structure but also behaviours and emotions. As a key component of both research courses and careers, this timely text also addresses the struggle to make time for high quality academic writing and how to ensure a writing-life balance. Examining a variety of approaches, relevant to many different academic disciplines, this core text demystifies and defines writing practices and makes this form of high-stakes academic writing seem manageable. Writing for journals has never been more competitive, and writers, researchers, practitioners and students need expert guidance on productive practices and ways of maintaining focus and motivation, which Murray provides. This latest edition is completely updated and more relevant than ever for clinicians, practitioners and students. "This book was already a classic, but the update makes it even more useful. From finding time to write, doing a short literature review and identifying scam journals, Rowena Murray provides an excellent, concise and accessible companion for writing academic journal papers, which is appropriate for both students and working academics." Associate Professor Inger Mewburn, Director of Research Training, The Australian National University, Australia “Rowena Murray has approached publishing in a journal with scientific rigour. Following this book’s recommendations will make it impossible to find a convincing excuse for failure to publish. She herself writes with a high level of artisanal skill; this book is fast paced, stylish and highly readable. Her own extensive experience in supporting journal article writers tempers this book with the credibility of a seasoned veteran. Best of all, there is a wealth of wisdom here—in advising on how to publish, Murray is also advising on how to live a satisfying life as a writer.” Associate Professor Susan Carter, University of Auckland, New Zealand “In Writing for Academic Journals (4th edition), Rowena Murray’s voice is direct, down-to-earth and wise. Drawing on a depth of practical experience as both published author and writing teacher, she conveys the message that, yes, publishing in academic journals is demanding, but it’s also very possible. And that once you are successful, there is still much to be learned from reading books like this one and hanging out with others in writing groups and workshops. To that end, the book is a trove of tips and techniques helpful to all who pursue the challenging craft of (good) academic writing.” Barbara Grant, Associate Professor in the School of Critical Studies in Education at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and author of Academic writing retreats: A facilitator's uide

The Handbook Of Academic Writing A Fresh Approach

Writing is one of the most demanding tasks that academics and researchers face.

Author: Murray, Rowena

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335219339

Category: Education

Page: 196

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Writing is one of the most demanding tasks that academics and researchers face. In some disciplines we learn some of what we need to know to be productive, successful writers; but in other disciplines there is no training, support or mentoring of any kind.

Language and Discipline Perspectives on Academic Discourse

Professional Academic Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1994. Melander, Björn, John Swales and Kirsten Fredrickson. “Journal Abstracts from Three Academic Fields in the ...

Author: Kjersti Fløttum

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443810241

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 294

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This book represents the physical outcome of the symposium “Academic Voices in Contrast”, organised at the University of Bergen, Norway, in May 2006. The symposium, focusing on recent research within the field of academic discourse, was initiated and organised by the KIAP project (Cultural Identity in Academic Prose; see www.uib.no/kiap/). In this project, a special focus has been put on the study of the voice(s) of the academic author, in the doubly contrastive perspective of language and discipline. A narrow selection of distinguished scholars were invited to participate at the symposium. They were asked to address issues related to “traditional” linguistic versus contextual approaches or to interlingual and interdisciplinary similarities and differences in academic discourse. By the papers of the following, the symposium and the present book constitute a clear advancement of the research on academic discourse: M. A. A. Ariza, L. Berge, M. Bondi, S. V. Bonn, S. Carter-Thomas, T. Dahl, K. Fløttum, A. M. Gjesdal, F. Grossmann, K. Hyland, T. Kinn, L. Lundquist, A. Mauranen, M. Pabón, E. Rowley-Jolivet, F. Salager-Meyer, P. Shaw, J. M. Swales, J.L. Tønnesson, E. T. Vold, F. Wirth.