Transitions: Writing in Academic and Workplace Settings

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Patrick Dias, Anthony Paré
Hampton Press, 2000 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 262 pages
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This volume explores how written communication is structured and functions within academic and workplace contexts, how and to what extent writing in the university is preparation for writing in the workplace, and how classroom and workplaces constitute arenas for learning to write. Working from a qualitative approach, the research reported in this volume concentrates on university disciplines concerned with professional preparation and on related work settings.

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Patrick Dias is Professor of Curriculum & Instruction at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, where he teaches courses on response to literature, assessment and evaluation, and the teaching of writing. A former elementary and high school teacher, he has served as consultant to the Quebec ministry of Education on the language arts curriculum and has co-authored several curriculum guides on writing, language, response to literature, and assessment and evaluation.

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