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Academic Writing


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Academic Writing

  1. 1. Academic Writing<br />
  2. 2. Being Reflective<br />The resource is easy to adapt for students at different levels. It can be a bit boring if used for long periods of time. <br />11/09/2009<br />2<br />Being CriticallyReflective<br />The resource is easy to adapt for students at different levels. For example, questions can be made more complicated and the amount of questions can be increased as students become more able.<br /> It can be a bit boring if used for long periods of time, so the insertion of illustrations and a break at the mid-way point may stop this boredom from setting in.<br />
  3. 3. Pick one of the objects below:<br />Reflect upon it. Use no more than 5 sentences to write your response.<br />Now critically reflect upon your object. Use no more than 5 sentences to write your response.<br />11/09/2009<br />3<br />
  4. 4. First, second and third person writing<br />I like using ICT in my teaching practice.<br />You like using ICT in your teaching practice.<br />Many teachers like using ICT in their teaching practice. <br />11/09/2009<br />4<br />
  5. 5. Rewrite this sentence in the third person:<br />I find that when teaching it helps to have a sense of humour, a bottle of gin, my sanity and a pen at all times.<br />11/09/2009<br />5<br />
  6. 6. Rewrite this sentence in the first person:<br />Practitioners have always found their staff rooms to be a place of refuge if their students have been overly boisterous.<br />11/09/2009<br />6<br />
  7. 7. This is a genuine example of academic writing. Is it successful? Discuss.<br /> The move from a structuralist account in which capital is understood to structure social relations in relatively homologous ways to a view of hegemony in which power relations are subject to repetition, convergence, and rearticulation brought the question of temporality into the thinking of structure, and marked a shift from a form of althusserian theory that takes structural totalities as theoretical objects to one in which the insights into the contingent possibility of structure inaugurate a renewed conception of hegemony as bound up with the contingent sites and strategies of the rearticulation of power. <br />11/09/2009<br />7<br />
  8. 8. 11/09/2009<br />8<br /><ul><li>An example of successful academic writing</li></li></ul><li>11/09/2009<br />9<br />Task 1: <br />Yeah, but no, but yeah, but no, but…rewrite the text below using academic rigour. <br />
  9. 9. Suggested response to paragraph one:<br />11/09/2009<br />copyright 2006 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.<br />10<br />“A research team visited Cornwall College’s St Austell campus during the summer break. Their intention was to use the facilities on offer to research the history and meaning of Australian soap operas, with special reference made to “Neighbours” ( a particular favourite with one of the research team) and “Home and Away”.<br />
  10. 10. Suggested response to paragraph two:<br />“The team were initially surprised to learn that Neighbours was first broadcast by popular television channel “Channel 7” over twenty years ago (in 1985), introducing the ever-enduring characters Des and Daphne Clark in its first few minutes. Its stable mate and main rival “Home and Away” enjoyed its premier just two years later, opting for a beach location (“Summer Bay”) rather than the suburban cosiness of Neighbours’ Ramsey Street.<br />11/09/2009<br />11<br />
  11. 11. Suggested response to paragraph three:<br />“It is widely believed that Australian soap operas are much lighter and perhaps “fluffier” in tone than our own soap operas which audiences believe are becoming more gloomy and depressing by the year. Many viewers are now asking the question: “Why can’t we have happier programmes too?”<br />11/09/2009<br />12<br />
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  13. 13. Using the Harvard Referencing System<br />
  14. 14. Citing Quotes and the UoP Study Skills Toolbox<br />11/09/2009<br />15<br />
  15. 15. References<br />Your list of references should be set out in alphabetical order. Where you refer to more than one work by the same author, these should be set out in chronological sequence.<br />Background Reading<br />The reference list should include only those works you have cited in your text. If you have good reasons for citing works in addition to your references, this should be done on a separate list headed “Bibliography”.<br />11/09/2009<br />16<br />
  16. 16. How to Reference a Book<br />11/09/2009<br />17<br />Blyton,E,(1936), Five go to Glastonbury and Buy Bad Acid,London,Hodder<br />
  17. 17. 11/09/2009<br />18<br />How to Reference a Web Page – Author Available<br />Morrissey,S,(2005), I’m as Miserable as Sin (web page),, date accessed: 25th Dec 2007<br />
  18. 18. How to Reference a Web Page – Author Unavailable<br />11/09/2009<br />19<br />Author unknown, How Many More Times do I Have to do This Bloody Referencing?,(2001 / date unknown),,Date accessed: 25th Dec 2007<br />
  19. 19. Task 2. Using a book and a web site that contain information relevant to this course. <br />Write one direct and one indirect quote correctly in the spaces provided. <br />Cite quotes correctly - for example: (Humperdink, 1982, p23)<br />Reference each quote using the Harvard Referencing System<br />11/09/2009<br />20<br />
  20. 20. 11/09/2009<br />21<br />Task 4<br />Interactive <br />Quiz<br />