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Tardy, Christine M.; Sommer-Farias, Bruna; Gevers, Jeroen – Written Communication, 2020
Increased attention to genre in writing studies has brought a proliferation of new terms and concepts for capturing the complexity of writers' knowledge about genres, including genre knowledge, genre awareness, recontextualization, conditional knowledge, and metacognition. Definitions of these concepts have at times conflicted, and their…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Teaching Methods, Literary Genres, Metacognition
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Reid, Gwendolynne – Written Communication, 2019
Drawing on a text-based ethnography of digital writing in a biology laboratory, this article examines the text trajectory of a scientific manuscript and a scientific team's related writing for public audiences, including for citizen scientists. Using data drawn from texts, observations, interviews, and related artifacts, the author examines how…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Semiotics, Scientists, Ethnography
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Bray, Nancy – Written Communication, 2019
The Internet has helped to change who writes about science in the news, how news is written, and how it is taken up by different audiences. However, few studies have examined how these changes have impacted the uptake of scientific claims in online news writing. This case study explores how online news genres take up knowledge claims from a…
Descriptors: Internet, News Reporting, News Media, Scientific Research
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Hanauer, David I.; Sheridan, Cheryl L.; Englander, Karen – Written Communication, 2019
This study investigates the added burden Mexican and Taiwanese non-native English speaker (NNES) researchers perceive when writing research articles in English as a second language (L2) compared with their experience of first language (L1) science writing. 148 Mexican and 236 Taiwanese researchers completed an established survey of science writing…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Native Language, Mexicans
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Gere, Anne Ruggles; Limlamai, Naitnaphit; Wilson, Emily; MacDougall Saylor, Kate; Pugh, Raymond – Written Communication, 2019
This systematic review of 46 published articles investigates the constructs employed and the meanings assigned to writing in writing-to-learn assignments given to students in science courses. Using components of assignments associated with the greatest learning gains--meaning making, clear expectations, interactive writing processes, and…
Descriptors: Writing Assignments, Science Instruction, Metacognition, Writing Processes
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Falconer, Heather M. – Written Communication, 2019
Negotiating membership within a disciplinary community is as much an exercise in rhetorical facility as it is content expertise. Where individuals reside in the hierarchy of membership is determined by not only what they talk and write about, but how. Yet, there are many factors that can impact newcomers' acculturation into a disciplinary…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disciplines, Self Concept, Low Income, STEM Education
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Mehlenbacher, Ashley Rose – Written Communication, 2019
The research article is a staple genre in the economy of scientific research, and although research articles have received considerable treatment in genre scholarship, little attention has been given to the important development of Registered Reports. Registered Reports are an emerging, hybrid genre that proceeds through a two-stage model of peer…
Descriptors: Journal Articles, Scientific Research, Peer Evaluation, Writing for Publication
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Yu, Danni; Bondi, Marina – Written Communication, 2019
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) reports are becoming a widespread corporate discourse practice and are often considered corporate image-building documents. The present study examines forward-looking statements in CSR reports from a genre-based perspective, aiming to better understand the textual practices of reporting genres in a globalized…
Descriptors: Corporations, Social Responsibility, Reports, Business Communication
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Opel, Dawn S.; Hart-Davidson, William – Written Communication, 2019
In a primary care health clinic, providers before, after, and throughout their shifts retrieve archival patient information and document new empirical data from each patient encounter into an electronic medical record (EMR). This documentation, called charting, contributes to ever increasing workload and provider burnout. While a provider may not…
Descriptors: Primary Health Care, Records (Forms), Patients, Electronic Publishing
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Walsh, Lynda – Written Communication, 2019
As climate change contracts our environment, bringing human and nonhuman communities into increased contact and conflict over scarce resources, advocacy rhetoric is making a related shift, from raising human awareness of problems "out there" to renegotiating the very boundaries between human and nonhuman communities. This shift--along…
Descriptors: Wildlife, Advocacy, Climate, Change
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Roderick, Ryan – Written Communication, 2019
Research on writing and transfer has shown that writers who have sophisticated rhetorical knowledge are well equipped to adapt to new situations, yet less attention has been paid to how a writer's adaptability is influenced by their writing processes. Drawing on Zimmerman's sociocognitive theory of self-regulation, this study compared the writing…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Writing (Composition), Writing Processes, Problem Solving
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Durst, Sarah – Written Communication, 2019
Too frequently, representations of disciplinary writing foreground static notions of knowledge creation and literate practice in science and engineering. Rooted in discourse community theory, such representations present normative tropes of scientific practice that background notions of disciplinarity and obscure people's lived experience and…
Descriptors: Civil Engineering, Technical Occupations, Engineering, Professional Identity
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Khuder, Baraa; Harwood, Nigel – Written Communication, 2019
This mixed-methods study investigates writers' task representation and the factors affecting it in test-like and non-test-like conditions. Five advanced-level L2 writers wrote two argumentative essays each, one in test-like conditions and the other in non-test-like conditions where the participants were allowed to use all the time and online…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Task Analysis, Advanced Students, Essays
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Sturk, Erika; Lindgren, Eva – Written Communication, 2019
Views about what writing is and how it should be taught have varied over the years as well as across contexts. Studies of curricula, teaching materials, and teaching practices have shown a strong focus on skills, genres, and processes, but few have asked teachers about their perspectives on writing. In this article we explore what views, or…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Writing Processes, Compulsory Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Corcoran, James – Written Communication, 2019
This article outlines findings from a case study investigating attitudes toward English as the dominant language of scientific research writing. Survey and interview data were collected from 55 Latin American health and life scientists and 7 North American scientific journal editors connected to an intensive scholarly writing for publication…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Research Reports, Periodicals, Scientific Research
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