Introduction to Science Research WritingThis textbook is very usefulfor engineering studentswho are writing research paper...
Introduction to Science Research WritingKey features:1. Analysis of the communicationmoves in each section of theresearch ...
Science Research WritingCommunication movesIn this textbook, there is ananalysis of the communicationmoves in each section...
Communication movesWhen we communicate,our communication almost alwayshas a purpose or goal.E.g. "Please may I have a Coke...
Communication movesThe things we say or writein order to achieve a goalare called communication moves.In a research paper,...
Communication movesScience Research Writingteaches you how to identify thecommunication moves in a RPand guides you throug...
Communication movesAcademic Writing for Graduate Studentsalso uses communication moves,but only for the Introductionand Di...
AWGS moves in the Introduction                RWS moves in the IntroductionCommunication moves:   section                 ...
Grammar and writing skills:In each chapter SRW explains somelanguage features related to the sectionunder discussion.Pleas...
Vocabulary listsSRW provides function-based lists ofvocabulary that are particularly usefulin the writing of each section ...
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Introduction to "Science Research Writing" and how it compares to "Academic Writing for Graduate Students"

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An introduction to the use of Hilary Glasman-Deal's "Science Research Writing".
This intro is for my PhD engineering students, as a strategy inroad.
Sets up a comparison with Swales and Feak's "Academic Writing for Graduate Students".

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  1. 1. Introduction to Science Research WritingThis textbook is very usefulfor engineering studentswho are writing research papers.The approach taken hereis quite different from that ofmost writing textbooks.These remarks are tentative;after weve used the book in the Research Writingclass, Ill revise them. -Lawrie HunterGlasman-Deal, H. (2010) Science Research Writing. Imperial College Press.
  2. 2. Introduction to Science Research WritingKey features:1. Analysis of the communicationmoves in each section of theresearch paper (RP).2. Grammar and writing skills:discussions of language featuresrelated to each RP section.3. Vocabulary lists: function-based listsof vocabulary used in technical academic writing.
  3. 3. Science Research WritingCommunication movesIn this textbook, there is ananalysis of the communicationmoves in each section of thetechnical research paper."Communication moves"is a concept from linguistics.
  4. 4. Communication movesWhen we communicate,our communication almost alwayshas a purpose or goal.E.g. "Please may I have a Coke?"Goal: getting a coke.E.g. "Do you have any butter?"Goal: finding out if the store has butter.Goal: finding out where the butter is.Goal: getting some butter.
  5. 5. Communication movesThe things we say or writein order to achieve a goalare called communication moves.In a research paper,every sentence in every sectionis a communication move.
  6. 6. Communication movesScience Research Writingteaches you how to identify thecommunication moves in a RPand guides you through the process of decidingthe communication movesin YOUR paper.
  7. 7. Communication movesAcademic Writing for Graduate Studentsalso uses communication moves,but only for the Introductionand Discussion sections of the RP.Swales, J.M. and Feak, C.B. (2004) Academic Writing for Graduate Students.(2nd edition). U. of Michigan Press.
  8. 8. AWGS moves in the Introduction RWS moves in the IntroductionCommunication moves: section sectioncomparison of AWGS identifies the following set of communication moves for creating a RWS identifies the following set of communication moves for creating research space in the Introduction section: a research space in the IntroductionAWGS and SRW section: Move 1: Move 1: establishing a research territory a. Establish the importance of your a. by showing that the general research area field is important, relevant, etc. (optional) b. Provide background b. by introducing/reviewing items of facts/information (possibly previous research (required) research) c. Define the terminology in the title/key words Present the problem area and or current research focus Move 2: Establishing a niche. Move 2: a. by indicating a a. Previous and/or current research gap/questioning/extending previous contributions research (required) Move 3: Occupying the niche in move 2 Move 3: a. by outlining purposes of/stating the a. Locate a gap in the research nature of the present research (required) b. Describe the problem you will b. by announcing principal findings address (optional) c. Present a prediction to be tested c. by indicating the structure of the RP (optional) d. by stating the value of the present research Move 4: a. Describe the present paper
  9. 9. Grammar and writing skills:In each chapter SRW explains somelanguage features related to the sectionunder discussion.Please note that some of the language forms in SRWare in fact informal academic English,and thus are not suitable for use in many journals.You have to do good dossier work to decide whichgrammar forms may be used safelyin the journal that you are targeting.Another good kind of dossier work is to sort the lists inSRW into formal and informal, precise and vague.
  10. 10. Vocabulary listsSRW provides function-based lists ofvocabulary that are particularly usefulin the writing of each section of the RP.Again, you have to be careful: the words in the list arenot all suitable for writing Formal Academic English(FAE).Since the definition of FAE is a pragmatic definition,you need to do good dossier work on papers in yourtarget journal. This kind of dossier work must be doneas far in advance of writing as possible.I.e., please begin yesterday!

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