Navigating Academia Writing Supporting Genres

ISBN-10: 0472034537
ISBN-13: 9780472034536
Edition: 2011
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Description: Navigating Academiais a bit different from the other volumes in the series because it focuses on the supporting genres that facilitate the more public genres that form the building blocks of an academic and/or research career. Included are  More...

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List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 2/25/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 120
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.462
Language: English

Navigating Academiais a bit different from the other volumes in the series because it focuses on the supporting genres that facilitate the more public genres that form the building blocks of an academic and/or research career. Included are statements of purpose for graduate school applications, letters of recommendation, and responses to journal reviewers. One feature that these genres have in common is that they are largely hidden from public view; it is difficult to find examples of them in university libraries. Although guidance about these genres can increasingly be found on the Internet, this guidance is often too general to be helpful in an individual particular situation. This is unfortunate because in almost all cases, the individual needs to be seen as both a serious scholar, researcher, or instructor (whether beginning or getting established) and as a collegial but objective person. As a result, many of these academic communications need to be carefully considered, particularly with regard to the likely effect this communication will have on its intended recipients, who, more often than not, are established figures in the field (as with a job application letter). Because of the roles of these genres, this volume also differs somewhat from the others in that it is as much concerned with social academic practice as it is with more formal academic texts. This volume represents a revision and expansion of the material on academic correspondence that appeared in English in Today's Research World.

General Introduction to the Volumes
Introduction to the Supporting Genres Volume
An Opening Orientation
The Structure of Supporting Genres
Academic Correspondence Styles
On a Lighter Note
Getting into Graduate School
Statements of Purpose
Personal Statements
Finding Your Voice in the Academic Community
Communicating with Advisors and Committee Members
Communicating with Co-Authors
Requests and Reminders
Language Focus: The "Attitudinal" or Polite Past
Language Focus: to + VERB+ing Patterns
Writing Apologies
Language Focus: Run as a Phrasal Verb
Establishing Yourself in Graduate School
Small Grant Applications
Letters for Teaching/Research Assistant/Student Assistant Positions
Fellowship Applications
Letters of Recommendation
Language Focus: Positive and Less Positive Language in Letters of Recommendation
Language Focus: Double Meanings in Recommendations
Supporting the Publication Process
Manuscript Submissions
Responding to Reviewers and Editors
Language Focus: Politely Standing Your Ground
Journal Biostatements
Writing Acknowledgments
Language Focus: Expressions of Gratitude
Moving On to an Academic or Research Career
Curricula Vitae
Language Focus: Gapping in CVs
External Job Applications
Statements of Teaching Philosophy
Postscript
References

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