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Title Professional Academic Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences [electronic resource]
Publication Info. Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press Aug. 2010 Chicago : Chicago Distribution Center [Distributor]

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 Libraries Electronic Books  ELECTRONIC BOOK-eBook Academic Collection - North America    AVAIL. ONLINE
Description 250 p. 08.500 x 05.500 in.
Series eBook Academic Collection - North America
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Summary Annotation <div><div><p style="LINE-HEIGHT: 150%">In<i>Professional Academic Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences</i>, Susan Peck MacDonald tackles important and often controversial contemporary questions regarding the rhetoric of inquiry, the social construction of knowledge, and the professionalization of the academy. MacDonald argues that the academy has devoted more effort to analyzing theory and method than to analyzing its own texts. Professional texts need further attention because they not only create but are also shaped by the knowledge that is special to each discipline. Her assumption is that knowledge-making is the distinctive activity of the academy at the professional level; for that reason, it is important to examine differences in the ways the professional texts of subdisciplinary communities focus on and consolidate knowledge within their fields.</p><p style="TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in; LINE-HEIGHT: 150%">Throughout the book, MacDonald stresses her conviction that academics need to do a better job of explaining their text-making axioms, clarifying their expectations of students at all levels, and monitoring their own professional practices. MacDonald’s proposals for both textual and sentence-level analysis will help academic professionals better understand how they might improve communication within their professional communities and with their students.</p></div></div>
Audience Scholarly & Professional Southern Illinois University Press
Added Author eBook Academic Collection - North America
ISBN 9780809330072
0809330075 (Trade Paper) USD 35.00 Retail Price (Chicago Distribution Center) Active Record
UPC # 9780809330072
OCLC # sseb_ssj0000525064
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