Learning the Literacy Practices of Graduate School: Insiders' Reflections on Academic Enculturation

Overview

Attending graduate school presents a wide variety of challenges to both American and international students at U.S. universities.  Learning the Literacy Practices of Graduate School explores many of those challenges in depth, addressing the textual features and conventions that characterize and underlie the advanced literacy practices at graduate school and examining the unwritten rules and expectations of participation and interpersonal relationships between advisors and advisees and among peers.  It ...

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Overview

Attending graduate school presents a wide variety of challenges to both American and international students at U.S. universities.  Learning the Literacy Practices of Graduate School explores many of those challenges in depth, addressing the textual features and conventions that characterize and underlie the advanced literacy practices at graduate school and examining the unwritten rules and expectations of participation and interpersonal relationships between advisors and advisees and among peers.  It also delves into the impact of enculturation and interaction on student and faculty identity.  Many disciplines are covered, including those related to second and foreign language learners.  This volume brings to light the textual, social, and political dimensions of graduate study that tend not to be spoken or written about elsewhere.

Learning the Literacy Practices of Graduate School is an inspirational resource book for graduate students and those serving as mentors for graduate students.  It is indispensable for faculty members and advisors who are teaching classes that introduce students to graduate study.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780472032310
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • Publication date: 2/4/2008
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword John M. Swales Swales, John M.

Introduction Xiaoming Li Li, Xiaoming Christine Pearson Casanave Casanave, Christine Pearson 1

Part 1 Learning to Participate

1 Learning Participatory Practices in Graduate School: Some Perspective-Taking by a Mainstream Educator Christine Pearson Casanave Casanave, Christine Pearson 14

2 Lessons I Must Have Missed: Implicit Literacy Practices in Graduate Education John S. Hedgcock Hedgcock, John S. 32

3 Learning to Write a Thesis with an Argumentative Edge Xiaoming Li Li, Xiaoming 46

4 Dissertation Writing and the (Re)Positioning of Self in a "Community of Practice" Mayumi Fujioka Fujioka, Mayumi 58

5 "You Are Beginning to Sound like an Academic": Finding and Owning Your Academic Voice Tracey Costley Costley, Tracey 74

Part 2 Mentors and Mentees

6 Mentoring as a Long-Term Relationship: Situated Learning in a Doctoral Program Steve Simpson Simpson, Steve Paul Kei Matsuda Matsuda, Paul Kei 90

7 Finding One's Way into Qualitative Case Studies in Ph.D. Thesis Research: An Interactive Journey of a Mentee and Her Mentor Yongyan Li Li, Yongyan John Flowerdew Flowerdew, John 105

8 From Expectations to Empowerment: How a Mentor and Dissertation Writer Negotiated the Intricacies of a Qualitative Results Chapter Alan Hirvela Hirvela, Alan Youngjoo Yi Yi, Youngjoo 121

9 Negotiating the Dissertation Literature Review: The Influence of Personal Theories Wei Zhu Wei, Zhu Rui Cheng Rui, Cheng 134

10 Negotiating Online Postings and Publications: Identity Construction through Writing Yanbin Lu Lu, Yanbin Gayle Nelson Nelson, Gayle 150

11 It Takes a Community of Scholars to Raise One: Multiple Mentors asKey to My Growth Lu Liu Lu, Liu Irwin Weiser Weiser, Irwin Tony Silva Silva, Tony Janet Alsup Alsup, Janet Cindy Selfe Selfe, Cindy Gail Hawisher Hawisher, Gail 166

Part 3 Situated Learning

12 It's Not in the Orientation Manual: How a First-Year Doctoral Student Learned to Survive in Graduate School Natsuko Kuwahara Kuwahara, Natsuko 186

13 Positioning Expertise: The Shared Journey of a South Korean and a North American Doctoral Student Marcia Z. Buell Buell, Marcia Z. So Jin Park So, Jin Park 201

14 Finishing the Dissertation while on Tenure Track: Enlisting Support from Inside and Outside the Academy Jun Ohashi Jun, Ohashi Hiroko Ohashi Ohashi, Hiroko Brian Paltridge Paltridge, Brian 218

15 The Lived Experience of Graduate Work and Writing: From Chronotopic Laminations to Everyday Lamentations Paul A. Prior Prior, Paul A. Young-Kyung Min Min, Young-Kyung 230

16 Learning to Do Graduate School: Learning to Do Life Hanako Okada Okada, Hanako 247

Subject Index 263

Author Index 265

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