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Academic Writing Activity: Student Writing in Transition

Isabelle Delcambre 1 Christiane Donahue 1
1 Théodile-CIREL
CIREL - Centre Interuniversitaire de Recherche en Education de Lille (CIREL) - EA 4354 : EA1764
Abstract : In this article we wish to demonstrate the value of analyzing university students’ writing as genres of discourse that are shaped by the university disciplines in which students are working. This demonstration is developed from a comparison of the results of two research projects about university students’ writing, one in France and one in the United States. More specifically, we focus on the ruptures that our analyses map out—for example, the rupture produced by the transition from undergraduate to graduate studies—and, on the other hand, the continuities that stabilize these transitions. It is clear that these ruptures and continuities are in large part connected to the “disciplinary contexts” that the students’ writing is framed by; this reinforces our theoretical hypothesis about the role of disciplinary framing in university genres.
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Isabelle Delcambre, Christiane Donahue. Academic Writing Activity: Student Writing in Transition. Montserrat Castello; Christiane Donahue. University Writing: Selves and Texts in Academic Societies , Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.129-149, 2012, Studies in Writing. ⟨hal-01615559⟩



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