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By Martin Hewings

This quantity explores a few topics of present curiosity to these engaged in learning and educating educational genres: the social and cultural context of educational writing; modifications among the educational and non-academic textual content; the research of specific textual content varieties; version inside and throughout disciplines; and purposes of concept within the educating of writing. The members contain a lot of today's such a lot influential students within the quarter of educational literacy, operating in a wide selection of tertiary educational contexts in Britain, Finland, Hong Kong, Zimbabwe, Australia and the U.S.. the consequences should be of relevance to all these engaged in instructing educational writing to either local and non-native English talking scholars in tertiary schooling world wide.

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This contrasts sharply with its frequency in other genres of English: in a comparable corpus of texts from the newspaper the Guardian,, indicate comes in 65th place among the verbs followed by //^/-clauses. This striking difference forms a strong prima facie argument that the verb has a special and privileged communicative role in the Nature texts. The other striking feature of indicate is in its selection of subjects. The starting-point here is the observation that of these five verbs, only one — find — is in these texts used exclusively with human subjects.

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Most of the students in these high schools are low-income; about 85 per cent qualify for a government-sponsored free lunch program. Those few who are fortunate enough to enter my university as freshmen are assigned to a mentoring/advising/financial aid plan (The Educational Opportunity Program (EOF)) and enrolled in a learning communities program called Freshman Success (FSP) (see Johns 1997 for details). For 16 years my colleagues and I have been teaching the FSP cohort of 40 to 44 EOF students.

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