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ERIC Number: ED309434
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
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Citation Rituals in Academic Cultures.
Rose, Shirley
Citation practice in scholarly writing is the enactment of a set of beliefs shared by the academic community, and it is these rituals which enact and thereby confirm adherence to certain values. The citation practices of a whole discourse community can be viewed as a representative anecdote of collaborative effort to establish the collective knowledge of that community. Students' failure to observe citation rituals will prohibit their acceptance into the scholarly community. Writing teachers should consider designing exercises and assignments which require students to attend consciously to citation practice in the writing they read. Students may become interested in citation practice once they realize that it is a chance to exercise the power to participate in shaping the knowledge and belief of their community. (Thirty-five references are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A