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National Center for the Study of Writing and Literacy Technical Report     July 1989

TR 33. Social Context and Socially Constructed Texts: The Initiation of a Graduate Student into a Wr

By John Ackerman, Carol Berkenkotter, Thomas N. Huckin

Summary: The authors explore academic and professional writing as it is shaped by social contexts. They examine a case-study doctoral student's writing development as, over time, he learns how to produce the type of academic prose valued by the professional community in which he is becoming a member. July, 1989; 22 pages.

TR 33. Social Context and Socially Constructed Texts: The Initiation of a Graduate Student into a Writing Research Community
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