ACADEMIC WRITING IN ENGLISH (PRPPG7000)
Professor: Dr. Ron Martinez
Dúvidas? email@example.com (favor tentar tirar dúvidas AQUI primeiro)
Formative (website with homework tasks)
APA Formatting (Purdue University)
Vocabulary Frequency Profiler (LexTutor)
SKELL - Sketch Engine for Language Learning
Write and Improve (automated writing feedback)
Free Paper Grader ("PaperRater.com")
Link to "Portal de Periódicos" CAPES
Instructions for accessing journals through CAFe
"Treinamento no uso do Portal de Periódicos"
Casanave, C. P. (2008). ‘‘The stigmatizing effect of Goffman’s stigma label: a response to John Flowerdew’’. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 7, 264-267.
Flowerdew, J. (2008) Scholarly writers who use English as an Additional Language: What can Goffman’s ‘‘Stigma’’ tell us? Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 7, 77-86.
Flowerdew, J. (2009) Goffman’s stigma and EAL writers: The author responds to Casanave. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 8, 69-72.
Hanauer, D.I., & Englander, K. (2011). Quantifying the burden of writing research articles in a second language: Data From Mexican scientists. Written Communication, 28(4), 403-416.
Hirano, E. (2009). Research article introductions in English for specific purposes: A comparison between Brazilian Portuguese and English. English for specific purposes, 28(4), 240-250.
Hyland, K. (2012). Welcome to the machine: thoughts on writing for scholarly publication. Journal of Second Language Teaching & Research, 1(1), 58-68.
Miller, T., & Parker, D. (2012). Writing for the reader: a problem-solution approach. English Teaching Forum, 3, 21-27.
Swales, J., & Najjar, H. (1987). The writing of research article introductions. Written Communication, 4(2), 175-191.
Thompson, G. (2001). Interaction in academic writing: Learning to argue with the reader. Applied Linguistics, 22(1), 58-78.
Wingate, U. (2012). 'Argument!' helping students understand what essay writing is about. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 11, 145-154.
ACADEMIC VOCABULARY LISTS
The Phrasal Expressions List (Martinez & Schmitt, 2012)
The Academic Collocations List (Ackermann & Chen, 2013)
The New Academic Vocabulary List (Gardner & Davies, 2013)
The Academic Formulas List (Ellis & Simpson-Vlach, 2010)
MODULE 1 -
VIDEO OF MODULE 1 CLASS
MODULE 2 -
VIDEO OF MODULE 2 CLASS
MODULE 3 -
Class summary in English - CLICK HERE
VIDEO: The stress of writing for post-graduate degree work
VIDEO: The non-linear way good writers write
VIDEO: Example of how to use SKELL
VIDEO: USING ANTCONC TO ANALYZE A CORPUS OF SPECIALIZED SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES
1. FOCUS ON TITLES AND FIRST SENTENCES
Access the Google doc here and share your titles and sentences with the class.
EX. 1 - WHAT'S THE HYPOTHESIS?
Read the abstract for this article and then discuss what the hypothesis was of the researchers.
EX. 2 - ANALYSIS OF ESSAY INTRODUCTIONS
Read the three essay introductions and identify where the authors establish territory, establish niche, and occupy niche. DOWNLOAD HERE
EX. 3 - WHERE IS THE "NICHE"?
There are two "however"s in the Introduction below. Which one represents the beginning of the author's establishment of niche? Or are there two niches?
EX. 4 - HOW DO AUTHORS "ESTABLISH TERRITORY?"
- Visit the Journal for English for Academic Purposes (at ScienceDirect).
- Browse the journals, looking for articles that interest you.
- Skim over the introductions of at least 5 articles, and note the way the author(s) "establish territory."
- Focus especially on the first 2 sentences of the Introduction section (NB: not the Abstract). (Notice how their function is often to "claim centrality" -- although other functions, such as "defining" are also common.)
- Make a "collection" of phrases/sentences you think are worth recording. Be sure to underline/highlight the part you think is useful.
- Be sure to note not only the phrase/sentence, but also the link to the source article.
- When done, copy and paste onto the Google doc.
EX. 5 - TO CITE OR NOT TO CITE?
Without looking at the original article (!!!), download the introduction and find the the missing in-text citations. (There are 6 of them.) DOWNLOAD HERE
Access the Google Doc here.
FIND THE "READER IN THE TEXT": Download Flowerdew (2008) and try to find at least 2 examples. Copy and paste them onto a Word document.
HOMEWORK FOR 20/05: 1) Read pp. 86-90 in "They Say, I Say". 2) Choose one topic and Respond to the "reader-in-the-text" - Download worksheet here.
HEDGING: EPISTEMIC MODALITY
Access here the Google Doc we worked on in class, and use for future reference in your writing.
CAN YOU SPOT PLAGIARISM? TAKE THE TEST!
Some final touches
In case the embedded form does not load, you can also access the test here.
WRITE A SHORT PARAGRAPH THAT IS BASED ON THE UNDERLINED PART OF THE TEXT BELOW, TAKEN FROM MARTINEZ AND MURPHY (2011, p. 270).
Remember the importance of lexical diversity and cohesion. Download the worksheet here.