Professorial Lectures Series

Writing in the Academy

Reputation, Education and Knowledge

July 2007
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  • Publisher
    UCL IOE Press
  • Published
    9th July 2007
  • ISBN 9780854737710
  • Language English
  • Pages 28 pp.
  • Size 5.875" x 8.33"
  • Images photo & tables

Ken Hyland explores the importance of writing in higher education, for both students and academics, by focusing on three elements: reputation, education and knowledge. In taking a social view of literacy, he presents some aspects of his research to argue that writing is at the heart of academic practice and that academic literacy cannot be understood simply as textual and psychological.

"Hyland's spotlighting of the differences between academic and everyday writing and of the disciplinary differences in academic writing provide invaluable information to those concerned with improving students' writing and, indeed, their own writing."

Barbara Townsend, Professor & Director, Center for Community College Research - , University of Missouri-Columbia

Writing in the Academy: Reputation, Education and Knowledge; The Current Interest in Academic Writing; Education; Knowledge; 1) Hedges and Boosters; 2) Citation; 3) Reputation; Conclusions.

Ken Hyland

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