Download e-book for kindle: Appraising Research: Evaluation in Academic Writing by Susan Hood (auth.)

By Susan Hood (auth.)

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The text moves through three shifts in field, from a focus on online instruction as the object of study, to a focus on research enquiry to do with that object of study, and finally to the specific study that has motivated the article. The movement in field focus reflects the advice frequently given to novice academic writers that their introductions should move from the general to the specific context of their study. [2/12b] Online instruction is a form of distance education delivered over the Internet.

This focus is then narrowed to the identification of a particular application of Internetbased technology, online instruction, using a definition to do so (Online instruction is a form of distance education delivered over the Internet). The writer proceeds to describe aspects of this phenomenon of online instruction, informing us through their choice of identifying and attributive processes (being and having verbs) about the kind of ‘thing’ it is/is not: is a form of distance education is a major breakthrough is not free from criticism 36 Appraising Research: Evaluation in Academic Writing and in causal processes about the impact it can have: facilitates reduce devalue While the general field of Internet-based technology has been narrowed to online instruction, this has not been further specified to particular kinds of or instances of application.

In contrast to previous studies, which have examined speaking tests involving face-to-face interaction, this study considers the issue in a tape-based test delivered in a language laboratory, where no interlocutor is present. [Lumley & O’Sullivan 2005] As with [2/1] above, in [2/2] we can identify a sequence of component genres constituting a macro-proposition. An opening stage is identified as a report offering a description of a generalised field of performance on language test tasks. This field of test-taking activity is then recontextualised as a topic for research that establishes the opening of the second section.

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