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ERIC Number: EJ874372
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-1474-0222
Writing History: A Genre-Based, Interdisciplinary Approach Linking Disciplines, Language and Academic Skills
Wrigglesworth, John; McKeever, Mary
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, v9 n1 p107-126 2010
In order to write successfully, students need to understand what it is they are expected to write, why it is written in a particular way and the form that the final text should take. Linguistics research indicates that the ubiquitous essay and report conceal significant disciplinary variation. Educational research reveals variation with regard to assessment and marking of written work within disciplines, between lecturers, across departments, nationally and internationally. We present an interdisciplinary, genre-based model that we have piloted and tested in History at the University of Portsmouth. Our aim is to bring disciplinary, applied linguistic and academic skills expertise to the point where students are taught to write particular assignments. We offer the model for testing in other genres, disciplines and institutions. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom