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.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 218
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm
Brian Paltridge, University of Sydney, Australia
"This book demonstrates the value of research-informed teaching. Research on disciplinary writing is extended into practical considerations for the teacher in the classroom. The multiple research perspectives, teaching strategies and pedagogic considerations raised in this book will make it an enormously useful resource for researchers and teachers."
Suganthi John, University of Birmingham, UK