First-year university writing : a corpus-based study with implications for pedagogy /

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Author / Creator:Aull, Laura, author.
Imprint:Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Description:xiii, 239 pages ; 23 cm
Subject:English language -- Rhetoric -- Study and teaching.
Academic writing -- Study and teaching.
Creative writing -- Study and teaching.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Composition & Creative Writing.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General.
Academic writing -- Study and teaching.
Creative writing -- Study and teaching.
English language -- Rhetoric -- Study and teaching.
Format: Print Book
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ISBN:9781137350459 (hardback)
1137350458 (hardback)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:"First-Year Writing offers a rare corpus-based analysis of writing by incoming college students compared with expert academic writing. Based on repeating rhetorical and linguistic features in over 19,000 student essays, the research analyses specific discourse features in first-year writing that do not match expectations of more advanced academic arguments. The book goes on to demonstrate how these findings can be used to better connect writing and language in pedagogy and assessment, showing how to use language-level insights to improve students' awareness and writing"--
Table of Contents:
  • 1. First-Year Writing Today
  • 2. Linguistic and Rhetorical Studies in English: A History and a (Genre-Based) Way Forward
  • 3. Context-informed Corpus Linguistic Analysis of FY Writing
  • 4. Corpus Linguistic Analysis of Scope and Certainty in FY and Expert Writing
  • 5. Linguistically-Informed Pedagogical Applications
  • 6. Implications and Lingering Questions.