Academic Discourse Essays

  • Academic Discourse

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    The definition of a discourse community is as yet undefined; it does however require a set of specific characteristics, which allow the term to be narrowed until the point when many competing notions are eliminated. It is more a set of ideas, relating to the world of research and academic writing. There are many uncertainties surrounding the qualities and characteristics of a discourse community, many of which rise from a lack of definition. The following research is aimed at reducing confusion by

  • Non-Academic Discourse Community

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    A discourse community is referred to as a group of people within a certain field who share common interests, knowledge and vocabulary. Every human belongs to numerous discourse communities unique to them due to family situations, religious affiliations, ethnicities, personal interests and education. Personally, I am highly involved in a variety of discourse communities, including Best Buddies, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the American culture and Utah State University to name

  • Academic Discourse

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    Academic Discourse In Peter Elbow’s, Writing for Teachers, he states, “Teachers are one of the trickiest audiences of all, yet they also illustrate the paradox that audiences sometimes help you and sometimes get in your way.” A teacher’s experience can give a student author valuable insight to the development of his writing, while at the same time offer criticism that may prove beneficial. Unfortunately, the relationship between a student and his teacher is a very difficult one that often poses

  • Academic Discourse Assignment

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    that it’s just as important to look for the small details and little ways each assignment affected your writing. Two particular assignments I’ve done for this class that helped my overall sense of writing were my Academic Discourse essay and my Genre Experiment #1. The academic discourse assignment I wrote on my experiences as a bowler affected my writing in a positive way

  • student

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    Appropriate Courses Designed for courses in Developmental Writing and Basic Writing. Summary Strategies for College Writing offers full coverage of the basics of writing essays, paragraphs, and sentences with a focus on preparing students for academic writing and reading assignments. The book starts with detailed attention to the writing process at a pace that is comfortable for the developmental student. It emphasizes the importance of the controlling idea, the process of gathering information

  • Journals, Reflection, and Learning

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    of group discussion and course performance (Kember et al. 1999; Parkyn 1999); and, in health care settings, better integration of learning and clinical practice (Jasper 1999). Journals are considered an effective way to socialize learners to academic discourse and institutional culture (Garland 1999; Myers 2001) and enhance the learning of Eng... ... middle of paper ... ...f Thought' in Journal Writing." System 29, no. 4 (December 2001): 481-488. Orem, R. A. "Journal Writing as a Form of Professional

  • Copula Variation Across Two Decades of Hip Hop Nation Language

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    sociolinguistics field of AAVE. Hip Hop Nation Language is the form of AAVE used in the cultural movement of Hip Hop. Hip Hop Nation Language as a part of African American Vernacular English The current study seeks to contribute to the academic discourse on the topics of African American Vernacular English (AAVE), known also as African American English (AAE) and Black English Vernacular (BEV), and also to the topic of Hip Hop Nation Language (HHNL). While African American Vernacular English

  • An Author's Credibility In The Academic Discourse Community

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    An Author's Credibility In The Academic Discourse Community The academic discourse community has certain expectations about an argument which make the work convincing and credible to members of the community. Before the work is even considered however, the community has expectations of the author. The author must fulfill these expectations in order to be considered credible or convincing. Some general criteria for an author in the academic discourse community include having a voice in the work

  • Finding A Gap In The Academic Discourse Community

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    and budding researcher, it is my goal to find and research the gap(s) in literature to make a contribution to the academic discourse community. Closing a gap in the literature through research and conducting a relevant and unique study can contribute to new research and knowledge and add to the existing knowledge in the academic discourse community. Increase knowledge in the academic community helps to provide clarity, understanding and fills in the gaps in the literature and practice in the field

  • Reflection Of Academic Writing: Intersexuality And The Discourse Community

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    What I learned in English 1113 I am an international student from China and this is my first semester studying at the University of Oklahoma. ENGL 1113 Principles of English Composition is the basic academic writing class for all the students at the OU. According to the First-Year Composition, English 1113 focus on the language of power in two ways “the power of language” and “the relationship between power and language “(First-Year Composition). English 1113 helped students learn how to use language

  • Bronwyn T. Williams's Home And Away: An Analysis

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    middle class community, I was always salient among my peers, especially since I enjoy video games, animation, and academics. However, my friends dislike those hobbies, which gave me a separate discourse. However, despite the circumstances, I kept doing what I loved best. In other words, instead of trying to blend in, I purposely attempted to create my own identity, or a personal discourse. In “ Home and Away: The Tensions of community, literacy, and identity,” Bronwyn T. Williams writes to researchers

  • Government and Politics - Crisis of Development Discourse

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    The Crisis of Development Discourse The rise of development theory has been an interesting phenomenon.  In the latter half of the 20th century, many theorists have tried to explain the origins of "under-development."  The debate over the idea of development has been intense, and has led to the emergence of two contending paradigms:  Modernization theory and dependency theory.  Upon close investigation, one realizes that both theories are problematic.  This paper is based on readings of Escobar

  • Learning to Speak: Reflections of a Learner in ENG 100

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    Learning to Speak: Reflections of a Learner in ENG 100 This summer, after I was informed that I had been offered a teaching assistantship, I was terrified. I was not sure that I was capable of teaching students about a discipline in which I still possessed such a conscious doubt of my own abilities. For most of my life I was what you might call a non-achiever. When my parents strongly suggested that I enroll in college (the other option being to leave the house) everyone around me just sort

  • Crime Drama Essay

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    categorised. The genre of crime drama is approximately 60 years old, and is one of the most popular genres in American television history. Over that historical period, the crime drama has formed and developed a number of conventions, practices and discourses, which define the genre and audiences expectations of a crime drama. Genre crime shows are expected, in a sense, to be serial, formulaic, and repetitive in themes. (Sabin, Wilson, Speidel, Faucette, & Bethell, 2014, pg. 6 -8) In Foucauldian terms

  • paper

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    are teaching students the basics of academics. Many students do not speak and write like professors. Students have their own primary discourse. Students primary or native discourse is the first discourse students learn. Students are usually advanced in their native discourse, but they struggle when they have to learn the dominant discourse. Students struggle learning the dominant language, because they have to learn all the rules that come along with the discourse. In addition, some students believe

  • Genetic Essentialism

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    enterprise. However, although western science as a whole is based on a shared methodology and epistemology, distinct preoccupations of the cultures in different regions of the western world exert powerful influences over the construction of scientific discourses. In the United States, there appears to be a strong need in middle class culture to define oneself through ‘one’s biology’. This ‘biology’ however does not signify the body itself, but a metaphorical, linguistic construction of the self around which

  • Ecosystems and Environmental Discourse

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    Ecosystems and Environmental Discourse What is an ecosystem? At first glance, this seems to be a straightforward question, one to be answered by environmental scientists. However, the concept of an ecosystem, or more specifically, the action that posits the existence of an ecosystem, raises a series of questions that challenge some basic assumptions about the environment. For instance, is an ecosystem a concrete object in the same way that a stone or a tree is? Or instead, is an ecosystem a

  • Race And Ethnicity In Anthropology Essay

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    Race and Ethnicity According to Anthropologists Examining the ideas and beliefs within ones own cultural context is central to the study of Anthropology. Issues of Race and Ethnicity dominate the academic discourses of various disciplines including the field of Anthropology. Race and Ethnicity are controversial terms that are defined and used by people in many different ways. This essay shall explore the ways in which Anthropologists make a distinction between race and ethnicity and how these

  • Integration And Integration

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    understandings of population diversity as a threat to “indigenous British” identity. Myths are powerful stories that have influence in politics, the media, and public discourse” (Wolfe, 2010:109) even though they are not true. They’ve also composed challenges to five myths about immigration and integration that underpin the UK’s political and public discourse: “Britain takes too many immigrants,” “So many minorities cannot be integrated,” “Minorities do not want to integrate,” “Britain is becoming a country of

  • To Sir with Love: discourses, positions and relationships

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    Research Paper Identify and discuss professional issues in education evident in a film or a piece of young people’s literature in which a teacher plays a fairly cental role. This essay will critically analyse the discourses, positions and relationships, as well as certain individuals habitus’ (after Bourdieu and Wacquant, 1992, cited in Gale & Densmore, 2000), which influence the classroom of Mark Thackeray (Sidney Potier) in the film To Sir with Love (Clavell, 1966). Via this analysis, I argue