Using mind maps to reveal and develop genre knowledge in a graduate writing course

Show simple item record Wette, Rosemary en 2018-10-11T22:18:29Z en 2017-12 en
dc.identifier.issn 1060-3743 en
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dc.description.abstract Mind maps have an established reputation in education as a means for revealing students' prior knowledge and schema, as well as any changes that occur through instruction and practice. This study, which took place in a credit-bearing, genre-based writing course for graduate multilingual (L2) writers, compared the extensiveness, depth and accuracy of maps created by 47 students before and after instruction for the book review and literature review genres. Post-instruction mind maps showed significant advances in the extensiveness and depth of students’ formal textual knowledge, and some evidence of progress in the rhetorical and process dimensions (Tardy, 2009) of their understandings. Students’ reflective comments provided support for the view that map construction helped to raise their awareness of textual and rhetorical components of conceptual knowledge, and that it also boosted their motivation and sense of self-efficacy. On the basis of these findings, a number of suggestions are made for using mapping as an instructional tool to improve students’ awareness of and ability to synthesise the multiple dimensions of genre knowledge. en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Second Language Writing en
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dc.title Using mind maps to reveal and develop genre knowledge in a graduate writing course en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.jslw.2017.09.005 en
pubs.begin-page 58 en
pubs.volume 38 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.end-page 71 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 664887 en Arts en Cultures, Languages & Linguist en App Lang Studies & Linguistics en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-09-12 en 2017-11-10 en

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