The process of academic literacy in Civil Engineering Computer Science. An approach to academic writing and its genres in a learning community

Juana Marinkovich, Enrique Sologuren, Maha Shawky

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This paper is inserted in the field of academic literacy processes in the area of engineering. The aim of this study is to understand the current role of academic writing in the undergraduate university teaching in Civil Engineering Computer Science as an influential sub discipline in the world today. This research is based on the notion of academic and disciplinary writing (Bazerman, 1988, 2005; Motta-Roth, 1998; Navarro, 2015; Parodi, 2010; Swales, 1990, 2004) and relies on an ethnographic qualitative research methodology. The main results are presented in an explanatory model that shows, in the studied community, two key elements. On the one hand, the functional, practical, communicative and professional role of writing in this community, given the new requirements of the different production situations that demand a well-prepared computer civil engineer who is prepared to explain, justify and communicate his/her work to diverse audience. On the other hand, the prescriptive, traditional and highly normative rules that conceive academic literacy as a mechanism focused on the formal aspects and on the final product of the writing process. In summary, both elements carry a series of pedagogical implications in the teaching procedure of scientific writing that opens the door for future research.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)195-220
Número de páginas26
PublicaciónCirculo de Linguistica Aplicada a la Comunicacion
Volumen74
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 2018
Publicado de forma externa

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