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

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

by Christine Pearson Casanave
     
 

ISBN-10: 0472032313

ISBN-13: 9780472032310

Pub. Date: 02/04/2008

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780472032310
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
02/04/2008
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword   John M. Swales     vii
Introduction   Xiaoming Li   Christine Pearson Casanave     1
Learning to Participate
Learning Participatory Practices in Graduate School: Some Perspective-Taking by a Mainstream Educator   Christine Pearson Casanave     14
Lessons I Must Have Missed: Implicit Literacy Practices in Graduate Education   John S. Hedgcock     32
Learning to Write a Thesis with an Argumentative Edge   Xiaoming Li     46
Dissertation Writing and the (Re)Positioning of Self in a "Community of Practice"   Mayumi Fujioka     58
"You Are Beginning to Sound like an Academic": Finding and Owning Your Academic Voice   Tracey Costley     74
Mentors and Mentees
Mentoring as a Long-Term Relationship: Situated Learning in a Doctoral Program   Steve Simpson   Paul Kei Matsuda     90
Finding One's Way into Qualitative Case Studies in Ph.D. Thesis Research: An Interactive Journey of a Mentee and Her Mentor   Yongyan Li   John Flowerdew     105
From Expectations to Empowerment: How a Mentor and Dissertation Writer Negotiated the Intricacies of a Qualitative Results Chapter   Alan Hirvela   Youngjoo Yi     121
Negotiating the Dissertation Literature Review: The Influence of Personal Theories   Wei Zhu   Rui Cheng     134
Negotiating Online Postings and Publications: Identity Construction through Writing   Yanbin Lu   Gayle Nelson     150
It Takes a Community of Scholars to Raise One: Multiple Mentors as Key to My Growth   Lu Liu   Irwin Weiser   Tony Silva   Janet Alsup   Cindy Selfe   Gail Hawisher     166
Situated Learning
It's Not in the Orientation Manual: How a First-Year Doctoral Student Learned to Survive in Graduate School   Natsuko Kuwahara     186
Positioning Expertise: The Shared Journey of a South Korean and a North American Doctoral Student   Marcia Z. Buell   So Jin Park     201
Finishing the Dissertation while on Tenure Track: Enlisting Support from Inside and Outside the Academy   Jun Ohashi   Hiroko Ohashi   Brian Paltridge     218
The Lived Experience of Graduate Work and Writing: From Chronotopic Laminations to Everyday Lamentations   Paul A. Prior   Young-Kyung Min     230
Learning to Do Graduate School: Learning to Do Life   Hanako Okada     247
Subject Index     263
Author Index     265

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