Discipline-Specific Writing: Theory into practice

1st Edition

John Flowerdew, Tracey Costley

Published September 30, 2016
Reference - 218 Pages
ISBN 9781138907447 - CAT# Y185982

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Discipline-Specific Writing provides an introduction and guide to the teaching of this topic for students and trainee teachers. This book highlights the importance of discipline-specific writing as a critical area of competence for students, and covers both the theory and practice of teaching this crucial topic. With chapters from practitioners and researchers working across a wide range of contexts around the world, Discipline-Specific Writing:

  • Explores teaching strategies in a variety of specific areas including science and technology, social science and business;
  • Discusses curriculum development, course design and assessment, providing a framework for the reader;
  • Analyses the teaching of language features including grammar and vocabulary for academic writing;
  • Demonstrates the use of genre analysis, annotated bibliographies and corpora as tools for teaching;
  • Provides practical suggestions for use in the classroom, questions for discussion and additional activities with each chapter.

Discipline-Specific Writing is key reading for students taking courses in English for Specific Purposes, Applied Linguistics, TESOL, TEFL and CELTA.


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