The refinement of a construct for tests of academic literacy

@inproceedings{Patterson2013TheRO,
  title={The refinement of a construct for tests of academic literacy},
  author={Rebecca Patterson and Albert Weideman},
  year={2013}
}
In a previous study (Patterson & Weideman, 2013), we discussed the importance of acknowledging the typicality of academic discourse as a starting point for critically engaging with constructs of academic literacy. In this article, various attempts at identifying the typical features of academic discourse are surveyed and critiqued. The preliminary conclusion is that the uniqueness of academic discourse lies in the analytical or logical language that characterises it (see Patterson & Weideman… CONTINUE READING

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