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Genres across the disciplines : student writing in higher education
Author:
Nesi, Hilary, author.
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9780521149594

9780521767460
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xiii, 293 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series:
The Cambridge applied linguistics series.
Contents:
Investigating student writing with the BAWE corpus -- Families of genres of assessed writing -- Demonstrating knowledge and understanding -- Developing powers of informed and independent reasoning -- Developing research skills -- Preparing for professional practice -- Writing for oneself and others -- Networks across genres and disciplines.
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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 hardback.


Table of Contents

Part I Overview:
1 The role of student writing in university degree programmes (prior research, importance, approach to study)
2 Families of genres of assessed writing (including tables indicating distribution of genre families and genres across disciplines and years of study)
Part II Functions of University Student Writing:
3 Understanding and explaining (explanations, exercise)
4 Developing arguments (critiques, essays)
5 Preparing for professional practice (case studies, problem questions, design specifications, proposals)
6 Developing research skills (literature surveys, methodology recounts, research reports)
Part III University Student Writing and Personal Development:
7 The role of reflection
8 Creativity and contextual metaphor ((narrative recounts and empathy writing)
Conclusion: tradition and innovation in university student writing
References
Index (including references to the disciplines represented in the BAWE corpus)