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A New Corpus of Student Academic Writing
Department of Applied Linguistics
Portland State University
Overview of the Presentation
A comment from the “supervising professor”
(ESL program integration, MA projects)
What do we have & what should future students gather?
Goals for my work on the project:
→ Goal is to learn about student writing in general
→ Organized primarily according to department
Art & Literary AnalysisALAN
Empirical Research EMPA
Narrative (creative) NARR
Reading Reaction READ
Personal Opinion POPN
Theoretical Application THEA
These abbreviations are included in the file names, along with department & author’s number/level
Opportunities for improvement
1. Setting Curriculum Priorities
2. Professional development
1. How much time should be spent on studying reduced relative clauses (RRCs)?
Ex: …a four year plan comprised of streamlining processes.
→ quite frequent in professional academic prose
→ corpus gives us info about student writing
2. How does a successful writer of a library research paper utilize transitional phrases?
Combining Skills/Contextualizing Grammar
Culminating experience or practicum option:
MA student + IELP teacher + AL program faculty
(H. Hahn-Streichen, D. Smith, S. Conrad, ORTESOL support)