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Pigg, Stacey; Grabill, Jeffrey T.; Brunk-Chavez, Beth; Moore, Jessie L.; Rosinski, Paula; Curran, Paul G. – Written Communication, 2014
This article shares results from a multi-institutional study of the role of writing in college students' lives. Using case studies built from a larger population survey along with interviews, diaries, and a daily SMS texting protocol, we found that students report SMS texting, lecture notes, and emails to be the most frequent writing…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Writing (Composition), College Students, Surveys
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Harwood, Nigel – Written Communication, 2006
This article describes five political scientists' interview-based accounts of appropriate and inappropriate use of the pronouns "I" and "we" in academic writing. The informants talked about pronoun use with reference to one of their own journal articles and also by referring to other informants' texts. Beliefs about appropriate…
Descriptors: Form Classes (Languages), Political Science, Academic Discourse, Heuristics
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Dysthe, Olga – Written Communication, 2002
This article focuses on supervising professors' and master's degree students' understanding and experiences of supervision practices in a Norwegian university, with focus on differences in text cultures and text norms between and within three academic disciplines. The interview study shows that each discipline is a heterogeneous discourse…
Descriptors: Discourse Communities, Foreign Countries, Interviews, Masters Programs