new book: "En carrera"
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*Natale, L. (Ed.). (2012). "En carrera: escritura y lectura de textos
académicos y profesionales". Los Polvorines, Buenos Aires: Universidad
Nacional de General Sarmiento.*
This book offers a critical description of higher education genres that
are relevant for academically and professionally-oriented degrees:
academic review, essay, state of the art, case study, product
evaluation, procedures manual, and social intervention project. The book
also guides readers on how to understand and quote complex texts. This
book can be useful for professionals, university students, and
professors who are interested in including discipline-specific writing
skills in their courses.
The book's chapters are pedagogically-oriented: they explore the context
of circulation, the goals, and the structure of each genre; they suggest
strategies for text planning, elaboration and revision; and they include
real, commented examples and exercises based on experts' and students'
samples. However, the most fascinating feature of this book is its
elaboration: each chapter was written collaboratively by a writing
professor and a lecturer of the specific subject matter the genre
belongs to. Therefore, readers can gain access to a comprehensive
account that articulates the insights of the experienced scholar and the
analysis of the language expert.
This rhetorical, functional, and disciplinary-situated perspective is
the basis behind the Program to Develop Academic Literacy across the
Curriculum (PRODEAC), installed in the Degree Cycle of all the degrees
at the Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento (Buenos Aires
Argentina) since 2005. The book's authors take advantage of their
extended participation in this program to anticipate typical
difficulties and systematize this essential resource for advanced
Download the book's Contents and Preface (in Spanish) or find out how to
obtain the book at the PRODEAC web page (www.ungs.edu.ar/prodeac). A
recent article (in English) that describes the PRODEAC can be downloaded
from the WAC Clearinghouse (wac.colostate.edu/books/wpww/chapter2.pdf).
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