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Student Academic Writing: Situated Enactment of Genre, Argument, and Knowledge Structure

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1. Title Title of document Student Academic Writing: Situated Enactment of Genre, Argument, and Knowledge Structure - Social Practices in Higher Education
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Constant Leung; King's College London; United Kingdom
3. Subject Discipline(s) Linguistics
4. Subject Keyword(s) Bernard Mohan; knowledge framework; systemic functional linguistics; pedagogy; teaching; teaching in higher education; educational activities; content teaching; John Dewey; learning; Donald Schon; Peter Senge
5. Subject Subject classification learning; academic discourse; systemic functional linguistics
6. Description Abstract Academic writing is widely acknowledged to be challenging for students. In this chapter I will focus on the situated nature of academic writing, taking account of discipline-relevant content and intellectual sensibilities. I will also pay attention to Toulmin’s informal logic of argument and Mohan’s knowledge structures that can be used to help analyze the compositional interiority found in a good deal of academic discourse. The pedagogic relevance of this orientation will be illustrated through an analysis of a sample of student writing and tutor comments through the lens of genre, argument, and knowledge structure. It will be argued that just as there is no one finite way of knowing and doing academic literacy, there are no fixed universal templates for academic writing across different disciplines in different teaching–learning contexts; but the concepts of genre, argument, and knowledge structure can be used as criterial considerations to provide insight into how academic writing is construed and enacted.
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 01-Nov-2023
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
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12. Format File format PDF
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14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.39911
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; Social Practices in Higher Education
16. Language English=en en
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