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The genre(s) of student writing: developing writing models

The genre(s) of student writing: developing writing models
The genre(s) of student writing: developing writing models
This paper addresses the need to re-evaluate the aims and objectives underlying the instruction of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) in a European context. I argue here that for students to develop fully their abilities as writers, the objectives set in individual classes must reflect students’ communicative purposes, rather than those of expert writers, and for that reason specific student writing models are needed. This paper proposes a methodology for the development of such writing models and presents results of the application of this methodology to the analysis of a corpus of 55 student paper conclusions. The notion of student genre(s) adopted here challenges the tacit assumption that EAP is a homogenous whole and that expert models can realistically be used as models in teaching EAP student writing.

Keywords: EAP, ESP, genre analysis, student writing, English in Europe

eap, esp, genre analysis, student writing, english in europe, englisch als wissenschaftssprache, genreanalyse, studentisches schreiben, englisch in europa
0802-6106
146-165
Huettner, Julia
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Huettner, Julia
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Huettner, Julia (2008) The genre(s) of student writing: developing writing models. International Journal of Applied Linguistics, 18 (2), 146-165. (doi:10.1111/j.1473-4192.2008.00200.x).

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This paper addresses the need to re-evaluate the aims and objectives underlying the instruction of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) in a European context. I argue here that for students to develop fully their abilities as writers, the objectives set in individual classes must reflect students’ communicative purposes, rather than those of expert writers, and for that reason specific student writing models are needed. This paper proposes a methodology for the development of such writing models and presents results of the application of this methodology to the analysis of a corpus of 55 student paper conclusions. The notion of student genre(s) adopted here challenges the tacit assumption that EAP is a homogenous whole and that expert models can realistically be used as models in teaching EAP student writing.

Keywords: EAP, ESP, genre analysis, student writing, English in Europe

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e-pub ahead of print date: 17 July 2008
Published date: July 2008
Keywords: eap, esp, genre analysis, student writing, english in europe, englisch als wissenschaftssprache, genreanalyse, studentisches schreiben, englisch in europa

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Local EPrints ID: 143715
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/143715
ISSN: 0802-6106
PURE UUID: 66311e25-4532-47da-bb1d-d73e756a3790

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Last modified: 08 Nov 2021 18:09

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Author: Julia Huettner

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