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ERIC Number: EJ1140759
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 19
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1534-9322
He Said, She Said: Gender and Academic/Professional Writing
Mallette, Jennifer
Composition Studies, v45 n1 p166-184 Spr 2017
This article describes the ENGL 1023 Composition II course at the University of Arkansas, generally taken in the second semester of a student's first year and is taught within the context of literary studies or as a special topics section approved by the program in rhetoric and composition (PRC). The course is meant to be an introduction to discipline-specific writing, through the lens of gendered ideas of writing and communication to enable students to explore what it means to be a gendered writer in a specific context. By the end of the semester, students will be able to: (1) Discuss how gender affects (or does not affect) writing; (2) Better understand the writing used in their specific major/discipline; (3) Produce writing that uses academic research methods and primary and secondary sources, and successfully critically examine/analyze texts, using evidence to support arguments; and (4) Understand the conventions of written Standard Edited English and the importance of observing these conventions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas
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