University Writing

University Writing

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University Writing: Selves and Texts in Academic Societies examines new trends in the different theoretical perspectives (cognitive, social and cultural) and derived practices in the activity of writing in higher education. These perspectives are analyzed on the basis of their conceptualization of the object a€“academic and scientific writing; of the writersa€”their identities, attitudes and perspectives, be it students, teachers or researchers; and of the derived instructional practices - the ways in which the teaching-learning situations may be organized. The volume samples writing research traditions and perspectives both in Europe and the United States, working on their situated nature and avoiding easy or superficial comparisons in order to enlarge our understanding of common problems and some emerging possibilities. In addition, the volume promotes a dialogue between these perspectives and traditions and, by addressing the identified needs and unsolved questions, bridges gaps and move forward in our knowledge regarding academic writing activities in higher education settings. University Writing: Selves and Texts in Academic Societies is addressed to researchers, advanced students and those academics interested in learning about European and North-American writing research traditions in dialogue and about how to take the individual and social perspectives in writing into account.four profiles of responses:11 those whose principal aim is to a#39;a#39;answer adequately, a#39; a#39;12 those who think that the most ... manifested by the continuity of the main written genre, the essay, produce an illusion of ease, in the first year, due to a weaker disciplinary awareness. ... How does each studenta#39;s writing change over time?

Title:University Writing
Author:Montserrat Castelló, Christiane Donahue
Publisher:BRILL - 2012


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