324 SPR 2011 How Genres Work in the Sciences Paper(1)(1)(1)

324 SPR 2011 How Genres Work in the Sciences Paper(1)(1)(1)...

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English 324 Spring 2011 How Genres Work in the Sciences Paper In this paper you will use genre and genre repertoire theory to explain how information is communicated in your future profession. You will be examining three, possibly four, different genres of your choice from your future profession and discussing their features . The purpose of this assignment is to help you become familiar with the types of writing that you will encounter in your future profession and learn tools or strategies to apply when working with these communications. You will interview a professional in your field or faculty within your major department to learn more about the writing (and other means of communication) that you will do in your profession and for assistance in locating three or four documents from your field, of different genres, representative of the writing you will be doing. Ask them to describe the writings and explain the purpose of these writings to you. We will then apply genre theory to these documents by using different elements of genre to analyze these documents. Keep in mind that a genre will be recognized by 1) its purpose (serves a particular function) and 2) form (follows certain recognized conventions). The questions that you will be asking about these various genre elements will serve as useful tools to better ascertain how to write these, and future, documents. Specifically, you will:
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