Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Rhetoric in the Writing Center: What if Writing Centers Focus on Genres and Knowledge Transfer?
by Kuada, Emmanuel, M.A., University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2016, 101; 10163316
Abstract (Summary)

Writing plays an important role in the academic and professional success of each UL Lafayette student—whether he or she is in the sciences, business, education, or liberal arts. It is not enough for a student to be a writer, he or she must to be the best possible writer in his or her discipline of study and in his or her career after college. In my research, I have explored the possibility of maximizing writing abilities of students by proposing what I call the genre method for knowledge transfer, where the Writing Center collects and stores, in a database, writing samples from all academic levels and disciplines of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The genre and knowledge transfer method is an avenue for any student of the University to study writing samples that are unique to his or her area of study and to use such knowledge in relevant writing situations in order to develop the individual student’s writing potentials to the fullest.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ratliff, Clancy
Commitee: Davis-McElligatt, Joanna, McDonald, James C., Ratliff, Clancy
School: University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Department: English
School Location: United States -- Louisiana
Source: MAI 56/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Rhetoric
Keywords: Academic writing, Genre, Knowledge transfer, Writing centers, Writing samples
Publication Number: 10163316
ISBN: 978-1-369-18008-4
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