RP_Intro_Move_3_exercise - _D 2 This paper reports on the...

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Move 3: Occupying the Niche The third and final step in the typical RP introduction is to make an offer to fill the gap) or extend the tradition) that has been created in Move 2. The first element in Move 3 is obligatory. It has two main variants: 1. Purposive: The author(s) indicates his main purpose(s). 2. Descriptive: The author(s) describes the main feature of his research. Exercise: Here are the beginning parts of ten opening Move 3 sentences. Decide in each case whether they are purposive or descriptive, and enter a P or a D in the blank. The first two has been done. One of them is from the Almosnino paper. Can you guess which one it is? _P_ 1. The aim of the present paper is to give…
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Unformatted text preview: _D_ 2. This paper reports on the results obtained… ___ 3. In this paper we give preliminary results for… ___ 4. The main purpose of the experiment reported here was to… ___ 5. This study was designed to evaluate… ___ 6. The present work extends the use of the last model by… ___ 7. We now report the interaction between… ___ 8. The primary focus of this paper is on… ___ 9. The aim of this investigation was to test… ___ 10. Our primary objective in this paper is to provide… Source: Swales, J. M., & Feak, C. B. (2004). Academic writing for graduate students: Essential tasks and skills (2 nd Edition). Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press....
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2012 for the course ESL 501 taught by Professor Spear,a during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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