Using Corpus-based Instruction to Explore Writing Variation Across the Disciplines: A Case History in a Graduate-level Technical Editing Course

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This article presents a case history on integrating corpora in a graduate-level technical editing course to teach students about writing variation.

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Boettger, Ryan K. February 28, 2016.

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This article presents a case history on integrating corpora in a graduate-level technical editing course to teach students about writing variation.

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Abstract: Understanding the linguistic and rhetorical patterns of an academic discipline strengthens students' abilities to write in professional settings. Data-driven learning and corpus-linguistic methods can increase this understanding and should be considered valuable contributors to any writing curriculum. In this paper, I present a case history on integrating corpora in a graduate-level technical editing course to teach students about writing variation. Students applied this knowledge to edit research-based texts for non-native English speakers within the STEM disciplines. Though this case history focuses on corpora in a technical editing course, the approaches I describe transfer to any course with a writing component as well as across grade levels and student proficiencies. I conclude by addressing the barriers associated with integrating corpus-based learning into the classroom.

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  • Across the Disciplines, 2016. Fort Collins, CO: Colorado State University

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  • Publication Title: Across the Disciplines
  • Volume: 13
  • Pages: 1-13
  • Peer Reviewed: Yes

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Boettger, Ryan K. Using Corpus-based Instruction to Explore Writing Variation Across the Disciplines: A Case History in a Graduate-level Technical Editing Course, article, February 28, 2016; Fort Collins, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc991017/: accessed October 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Arts and Sciences.