Academic Writing, second edition: An Introduction

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Broadview Press, Aug 30, 2009 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 336 pages
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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.
  

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Contents

B Hearing Genres
4
The University as Research Institution
10
2B Attitudes Toward Language
16
2E Adapting the ThinkAloud Protocol in
23
2F Reading on Behalf of Others
34
3A Introducing Scholarly Citation
40
3C Why Do Scholars Use Citation?
52
4A Noting for Gist
59
7D The Social Profile ofAbstractions and Their
148
Readers Reading II
157
8B The Mental Desktop
164
Scholarly Styles I
175
Ambiguity
185
IO Scholarly Styles II
195
Making and Maintaining Knowledge I
209
Making and Maintaining Knowledge II
229

4D Establishing the Summarizers Position
71
4E Reporting Reporting
77
Orchestrating Voices
103
6B Orchestrating Scholarly Voices III
111
6C Identifying Difirerent Genres and Orchestrating
121
7A Dictionaries
136
7C Sustained Definitions
142
Introductions 753
253
Conclusions and the Moral Compass of
277
Further Readings 795
295
References
311
Index
321
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About the author (2009)

Janet Giltrow is a Professor of English and Associate Dean of Arts at the University of British Columbia. Her research has been published in journals such as American Literature, Style, Studies in the Novel, Modern Language Review, Technical Writing and Communication, and TEXT, and in collections on feminist narratology, genre theory, linguistic variation, language and law, and internet communication. Richard Gooding is a lecturer in the Department of English and in Arts Studies in Research and Writing at the University of British Columbia. Daniel Burgoyne is a professor in the Department of English at Vancouver Island University. They are the co-authors of the Canadian edition of the New Century Handbook. Marlene Sawatsky is a Senior Lecturer and teaches courses in Writing and Rhetoric in the English Department at Simon Fraser University.

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