Novice and Insider Perspectives on Academic and Workplace Writing: Toward a Continuum of Rhetorical Awareness

  title={Novice and Insider Perspectives on Academic and Workplace Writing: Toward a Continuum of Rhetorical Awareness},
  author={J. A. Leydens},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication},
  • J.A. Leydens
  • Published 2008 in IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication
Communication researchers have helped frame understandings about disciplinary and professional writing. But often they are outsiders looking in. To complement that research, this study focuses on insider perspectives of engineers in academic and industrial contexts at diverse career stages. Qualitative data are analyzed using phenomenological research methods. Findings indicate that participant perspectives fall along a rhetorical awareness continuum at points spanning from denial and… CONTINUE READING
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