9781137350459

First-Year University Writing A Corpus-Based Study with Implications for Pedagogy

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    9781137350459

  • ISBN10:

    1137350458

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2015-03-04
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

First-Year University Writing offers a rare corpus-based analysis of incoming college student writing compared with expert academic writing. Based on repeating rhetorical and linguistic features in over 19,000 student essays, the book reveals specific discourse features in first-year writing that do not match expectations of more advanced academic argumentation. The book demonstrates how these findings can be used to improve students' writing awareness and to make clearer connections between writing and language expectations in pedagogy and assessment.

Author Biography

Laura Aull is an Assistant Professor of English and Linguistics at Wake Forest University, USA. Her research focuses on corpus linguistic and rhetorical genre approaches to academic writing. Her work is featured in Composition and Rhetoric and Applied Linguistic journals including Written Communication, Journal of English for Academic Purposes, Corpora, Composition Forum, and College Composition and Communication.




Table of Contents

1. First-Year Writing Today
2. Linguistic and Rhetorical Studies in English: A History and a 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



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