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.

Academic Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences

He is presently writing a book on modal epistemology, co-authored with David Martin ... include curriculum development and teacher professional development.

Author: Kristin Blanpain

Publisher: ACCO

ISBN: 9789033461132

Category: Academic writing

Page: 215

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Increasingly, researchers are expected to write in English to reach an international audience. Many feel at a disadvantage to native speakers in getting their work published, even if their command of English is adequate for discussions and informal conversations. This book, specifically designed for the Humanities and Social Sciences, assists new and established scholars in the process of writing and editing English texts. Its objectives are threefold: - to give guidelines for using academic style and language and for writing specific academic genres, such as abstracts, research proposals and especially research articles; - to provide a wide range of vocabulary and grammar resources for practice and consultation; - to teach learners strategies for improving and editing their own writing. Examples and exercises are based on a corpus of academic texts, ensuring relevance and authenticity. The book can be used for self-study as well as in the context of an academic writing course. It can also serve as a reference work to be consulted when writing and editing texts.

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.

Analysing Academic Writing

Hyland , K. ( 1998 ) Hedging in Scientific Research Articles . ... S.P. ( 1994 ) Professional Academic Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences .

Author: Louise Ravelli

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826461077

Category: Reference

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

... University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Exploratory Grant No. ... Analysing genre: Language use in professional settings.

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.

Social Science Libraries

Professional Academic Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, 1994; Kjersti Fløttum, ...

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

Writing for Academic Journals

MacDonald, S.P. (1994) Professional Academic Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University.

Author: Rowena Murray

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335263035

Category: Education

Page: 258

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Busy academics must publish. To fulfil research output, they must write to a specific journal style and high standard while juggling other professional tasks. This book develops understanding of how writing happens, what good writing looks and feels like, what gets published and what does not and why.

Teaching Academic Writing in European Higher Education

In College English, 49, 315–31. MacDonald, S. P. (1994). 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.

Academic Writing An Introduction Fourth Edition

Professional academic writing in the humanities and social sciences. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP. MacIntosh-Murray, Anu. 2007.

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.

Author: Janet Giltrow

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781770480056

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.

Feedback in Second Language Writing

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.

Professionalizing Second Language Writing

Professional academic writing in the humanities and social sciences. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press. Schegloff, E. (2006).

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

209–232). Chicago, IL: University of Chicago. MacDonnald, S. P. (1994). 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

Jenson, J. (2017) Write No Matter What: Advice for Academics. ... S.P. (1994) Professional Academic Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Author: Rowena Murray

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335248247

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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

Academic Discourse

Professional Academic Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press. Malfroy, I. and Yates, L. (2003).

Author: Ken Hyland

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441192042

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Academic discourse is a rapidly growing area of study, attracting researchers and students from a diverse range of fields. This is partly due to the growing awareness that knowledge is socially constructed through language and partly because of the emerging dominance of English as the language of scholarship worldwide. Large numbers of students and researchers must now gain fluency in the conventions of English language academic discourses to understand their disciplines, establish their careers and to successfully navigate their learning. This accessible and readable book shows the nature and importance of academic discourses in the modern world, offering a clear description of the conventions of spoken and written academic discourse and the ways these construct both knowledge and disciplinary communities. This unique genre-based introduction to academic discourse will be essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying TESOL, applied linguistics, and English for Academic Purposes.

Writing for Publication

Professional academic writing in the humanities and social sciences. Normal, IL: Southern Illinois University Press. Machi, L.A., & McEvoy, B. T. (2009).

Author: Mary Renck Jalongo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319316505

Category: Education

Page: 315

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This book offers systematic instruction and evidence-based guidance to academic authors. It demystifies scholarly writing and helps build both confidence and skill in aspiring and experienced authors. The first part of the book focuses on the author’s role, writing’s risks and rewards, practical strategies for improving writing, and ethical issues. Part Two focuses on the most common writing tasks: conference proposals, practical articles, research articles, and books. Each chapter is replete with specific examples, templates to generate a first draft, and checklists or rubrics for self-evaluation. The final section of the book counsels graduate students and professors on selecting the most promising projects; generating multiple related, yet distinctive, publications from the same body of work; and using writing as a tool for professional development. Written by a team that represents outstanding teaching, award-winning writing, and extensive editorial experience, the book leads teacher/scholar/authors to replace the old “publish or perish” dictum with a different, growth-seeking orientation: publish and flourish.

Disciplinary Discourses

Professional academic writing in the humanities and social sciences. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press. Malcolm, I. (1999).

Author: Ken Hyland

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472030248

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 211

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Why do engineers "report" while philosophers "argue" and biologists "describe"? In the Michigan Classics Edition of Disciplinary Discourses: Social Interactions in AcademicWriting, Ken Hyland examines the relationships between the cultures of academic communities and their unique discourses. Drawing on discourse analysis, corpus linguistics, and the voices of professional insiders, Ken Hyland explores how academics use language to organize their professional lives, carry out intellectual tasks, and reach agreement on what will count as knowledge. In addition, Disciplinary Discourses presents a useful framework for understanding the interactions between writers and their readers in published academic writing. From this framework, Hyland provides practical teaching suggestions and points out opportunities for further research within the subject area. As issues of linguistic and rhetorical expression of disciplinary conventions are becoming more central to teachers, students, and researchers, the careful analysis and straightforward style of Disciplinary Discourses make it a remarkable asset. The Michigan Classics Edition features a new preface by the author and a new foreword by John M. Swales.

The Concise Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

Professional academic writing in the humanities and social sciences. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press. Martín-Martín, P. (2009).

Author: Carol A. Chapelle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119147381

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1288

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Offers a wide-ranging overview of the issues and research approaches in the diverse field of applied linguistics Applied linguistics is an interdisciplinary field that identifies, examines, and seeks solutions to real-life language-related issues. Such issues often occur in situations of language contact and technological innovation, where language problems can range from explaining misunderstandings in face-to-face oral conversation to designing automated speech recognition systems for business. The Concise Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics includes entries on the fundamentals of the discipline, introducing readers to the concepts, research, and methods used by applied linguists working in the field. This succinct, reader-friendly volume offers a collection of entries on a range of language problems and the analytic approaches used to address them. This abridged reference work has been compiled from the most-accessed entries from The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics (www.encyclopediaofappliedlinguistics.com), the more extensive volume which is available in print and digital format in 1000 libraries spanning 50 countries worldwide. Alphabetically-organized and updated entries help readers gain an understanding of the essentials of the field with entries on topics such as multilingualism, language policy and planning, language assessment and testing, translation and interpreting, and many others. Accessible for readers who are new to applied linguistics, The Concise Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics: Includes entries written by experts in a broad range of areas within applied linguistics Explains the theory and research approaches used in the field for analysis of language, language use, and contexts of language use Demonstrates the connections among theory, research, and practice in the study of language issues Provides a perfect starting point for pursuing essential topics in applied linguistics Designed to offer readers an introduction to the range of topics and approaches within the field, The Concise Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics is ideal for new students of applied linguistics and for researchers in the field.