Exploring Academic Writing In My Discipline

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Section 1: Course writing
The main writing categories in my research field are presentation, research paper, paper’s review, application letter for a grant and a book. These categorized literatures include many subcategories: the writing style is changed based on the audience. When a researcher presents his/her results to the general audience, he/her will change his writing style according to its knowledge and familiarity to the topic. Also, we can find similar practice in other types of writings, except for research paper. In general, research papers are written for submission to the journals, so their writing style should be specialized for those who have interest and general knowledge in the field, and precise in their terminology. Thus, the writing assignments required for my classes have been often arranged for building required basic knowledge in the field, reasonable flow in writing and fluency in terminology.
Practical writing assignments in the classes that I am currently taking and will take in the future are as following: in the Fisheries Science class (Zool466), I am required to write a research paper about ecology of the species, history of the fisheries, trends in the fishery and the situation in the past, present, and potential future management of the fishery. This assignment is arranged to enhance my ability to become familiar with a particular fishery, hone my research and writing skill, as well as apply concepts and frameworks developed in the class to solve the real-world situations in the fishery industry (Guide handout of Zool466 class, 2010 SPRING). In another class, Political Geography of Oceans (GEOG435), I am required to make presentation twice during the semester which will make me familiar with and build up my skill in presenting and consequent discussion (Guide handout of GEOG435 class, 2010 SPRING). The topics of two presentations are regarding Ocean physical geography and UNCLOS ш provision. These topics are arranged to allow me learning about concrete political situations of Oceans and discussions in international conferences.

Section 2: Academic Writing Genres
Although it was difficult to select journals from many reputable once, I would like to analyze the writing style of the three of the following, referring from “instructions for authors” of each journal: Molecular Ecology, Conservation Genetics and Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences in this time. For comparison, I would like to note article types below, which they have been accepting so far.
Molecular Ecology
 Original Articles (This type’s article is the most popular article type in my fields, most of which are reports for new discoveries from new research results);
 Fast-Track Papers (This category is also known as short communication or a short paper. For quick publication and efficient distribution of the latest achievements in the field, many journals in the field have accepted this type of articles);
 Opinion Articles...

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