Title

Academic Writing and Editing: Analysis and History

Document Type

Poster

Event Website

https://source2022.sched.com/

Start Date

16-5-2022

End Date

16-5-2022

Keywords

Academic Writing, Writing, Clarity

Abstract

One of the primary means of communicating information at the university level is academic papers and other pieces of literature. They are assigned to students, presented at conferences, and relied upon as an important part of university life. When academic writing is so critical to how information is presented, it is important to understand the way that writing is presented, edited, and published to its audience at large, and the impacts its format has on the information it conveys. In particular, academic writing can often be dense and difficult to understand. Some people particularly impacted by this are international students, ESL students, and students who have not encountered academic writing before. Some attempt has been made to try and bridge this gap in understanding by teaching English for Academic Purposes (EAP). This presentation analyzes the history of academic writing across several disciplines and concludes with a summary of a current literature and suggestions for future research.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Paul Martin

Department/Program

English

Additional Mentoring Department

English

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Academic Writing and Editing: Analysis and History

One of the primary means of communicating information at the university level is academic papers and other pieces of literature. They are assigned to students, presented at conferences, and relied upon as an important part of university life. When academic writing is so critical to how information is presented, it is important to understand the way that writing is presented, edited, and published to its audience at large, and the impacts its format has on the information it conveys. In particular, academic writing can often be dense and difficult to understand. Some people particularly impacted by this are international students, ESL students, and students who have not encountered academic writing before. Some attempt has been made to try and bridge this gap in understanding by teaching English for Academic Purposes (EAP). This presentation analyzes the history of academic writing across several disciplines and concludes with a summary of a current literature and suggestions for future research.

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source/2022/CAH/22