|Chapter title||Academic writing in the disciplines: practices in nursing, midwifery and social work|
|Editors||Ruiz-Garrido, M., Palmer-Silveira, J.C. and Fortanet-Gomez, I.|
Research has demonstrated that academic writing is one of the essential skills that university students need to master, sometimes before they start university. This applies to both general and discipline-specific writing. However, we still know very little about writing practices in discipline such as nursing, midwifery and social work. Based on a two-year research study, the chapter explores the practices associated with writing specific genres in these disciplines and the difficulties students face when writing. It first reports on the results of a survey the students completed and then presents three case studies which support the results. The chapter finally examines pedagogical implications resulting from the study.
|Book title||English for Professional and Academic Purposes|
|Place of publication||Amsterdam|
|Series||Utrecht Studies in Language and Communication|