Writing: Context, Process and Text

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode LLS025M10
Vaknaam Writing: Context, Process and Text
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam Schrijven: context, proces en tekst
Leerdoelen Students who complete this course have:
• acquired knowledge and understanding of current theories and methods of writing research;
• learnt to apply basic tools and technologies for writing research;
• designed, reported and presented a small-scale study into writing.
Omschrijving Written communication is an unique characteristic of the human species. Writing is a lifelong skill that equips us with communication and thinking skills and it is a fundamental skill for our participation in society. In this course writing will be looked at from different theoretical perspectives. Sociocultural, cognitive and linguistic approaches to the study of writing contexts, writing processes and texts will be discussed. Lectures, presentations and discussions will introduce the participants into theories, methods and current issues in writing research. In a series of practicals students will get acquainted with tools and technologies for the elicitation, registration and analysis of writing data. Students will conclude the course with a small-scale empirical study. The tentative syllabus of the course is outlined below.
Topics for lectures and presentations include: theoretical approaches to writing, writing in the real world, cognitive and psycholinguistic models of writing, connections between writing, speaking and reading, technologies for writing, writing development, writing education, characteristics of writers, and assessing writing. Topics for practicals include ethnography of writing, think-aloud protocols, key-stroke logging, revision analysis, text analysis, questionnaires, and assessment techniques.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm practicum, werkcollege
(1 x 3 uur werkcollege)
Toetsvorm presentatie, wekelijkse opdrachten, werkstuk(ken)
(Paper, presentation, assignments. Course credits will be based on participation in the seminar, assignments and the small-scale study.)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. V.M. Baaijen
Docent(en) dr. V.M. Baaijen
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Reader with selected chapters of handbooks of writing research, research articles.
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