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

Introducing Genre
1
Readers Reading I
13
Citation and Summary
39
Summary
57
Challenging Situations for Summarizers
87
Orchestrating Voices
103
Definition
135
Readers Reading II
157
Scholarly Styles I
175
Scholarly Styles II
195
Making and Maintaining Knowledge I
209
Making and Maintaining Knowledge II
229
Introductions
253
Conclusions and the Moral Compass of the Disciplines
277
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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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