Category Archives: WrAP1

Phraseology in articles and book reviews – it’s not random, apparently

Groom, N. (2005) Pattern and meaning across genres and disciplines: An exploratory study. Journal of English for Academic Purposes; 4, pp257-277 Wow. A bit dry, this one…!! I can see why it was suggested we read it at this point … Continue reading

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Why I’m blogging my way through the EdD

I became interested in blogs as a learning tool back in 2008 when I was working as an e-learning development officer at the University of Bath and embarking on a Masters in Education. I have no idea what actually sparked … Continue reading

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Tony Becher and his disciplinary differences

Becher, T. (1994) The significance of disciplinary differences. Studies in Higher Education, Vol. 19 Issue 2, pp151-162 Phew… it’s taken me a few days to get through this one – at first I blamed Tony Becher for writing what I … Continue reading

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Art & Science – epistemological & linguistic differences

North, S. (2005) Different values, different skills? A comparison of essay writing by students from art and science backgrounds. Studies for Higher Education, 30 (5), 517-533 So… the History of Science OU course sounds interesting…! This is quite a sensitively-written … Continue reading

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The empathy and dynamism of non-academic discourse

Looking back, I appear to have enjoyed the first chapter of Hyland’s Academic Discourse very much (honeymood period of the EdD?) I enjoyed chewing over what Hyland’s ideas meant for my own academic practice – in particular, the way I … Continue reading

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First assignment in, getting back down to it…

My RRW1 assignment is done and dusted, and Brendan has escaped to the other side of the world for over three weeks. It is summer there. It is still winter here and I am alone except for two bored-looking cats. But … Continue reading

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WrAP Portfolio planning: a ‘significant’ journal

In advance of our third EdD meeting this coming Saturday I’ve been asked to select a journal that has been significant to me and my professional practice in some way, and to explain my selection. I made a shortlist of … Continue reading

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Authorial identity – a cultural issue?

Hyland, K. (2002). Authority and Invisibility: Authorial Identity in Academic Writing. Journal of Pragmatics, 34, 1091-1112 I had to do a bit of research in the googlebox to determine exactly what Hyland means by ‘authorial’ – i.e. ‘of the author’ … Continue reading

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Hyland, K. (2009) Chapter 1: Points of Departure

This was an enjoyable and thought-provoking read. Not only was it nice to read something so well-written, but it was also fun to revisit some of the ideas I started to engage with when I first started blogging – e.g. … Continue reading

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