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ERIC Number: EJ1118446
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb-28
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1554-8244
Using Corpus-Based Instruction to Explore Writing Variation across the Disciplines: A Case History in a Graduate-Level Technical Editing Course
Boettger, Ryan K.
Across the Disciplines, v13 n1 Feb 2016
Understanding the linguistic and rhetorical patterns of an academic discipline strengthens students' abilities to write in professional settings. Data-driven learning and corpus-linguistic methods can increase this understanding and should be considered valuable contributors to any writing curriculum. In this paper, I present a case history on integrating corpora in a graduate-level technical editing course to teach students about writing variation. Students applied this knowledge to edit research-based texts for non-native English speakers within the STEM disciplines. Though this case history focuses on corpora in a technical editing course, the approaches I describe transfer to any course with a writing component as well as across grade levels and student proficiencies. I conclude by addressing the barriers associated with integrating corpus-based learning into the classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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