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|Why should one recognize types of academic texts?
||Articles
||Conference papers
||Blog articles
||Collaborative wiki articles (?!)
||Essays
||Blog post
||Proposals
||Reports
||Reviews
||Popularizations
|Theses, dissertations
||Monographs
|Publication types
||Journals, web journals
||Publication series
||Conference proceedings
||Antologies, edited books, special issues
||Monographs
||Blogs
|Purposes of publication
|Assignment



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Academic Writing and Hypertext
Types of academic texts
Referring
Quoting
Literature references
Article structure
Sequential outlining
Hierarchical outlining
Writing process and environment

Types of academic texts

MII7130 Academic Writing and Hypertext

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|Why should one recognize types of academic texts?


• Because different types
are meant for different purposes.
• are written in different ways
• are used and referred to in different ways
• different trust

||Articles


• Means of publishing results of research or development to the community
• Claim, prove, argue, imply
• Aim at impact on the academic community: Offer concepts, methods for others to use
• Main type of academic writing

||Conference papers


• Often preliminary stage of a journal article
• Edited further for journal publication, taking advantage of feedback from peers

||Blog articles


• Approaches journal articles and wiki articles
• Independent of a publisher
Defines its relationship of the community independently?!
Lacks authorisation of an institution.
How can a blog gain an authorized position?

||Collaborative wiki articles (?!)


• Comply with e.g. Wikipedia standards
• (Semi-) automatic feedback, classification, tagging
• (Semi)-automated deletion
• Collaborative editing and revision
• Instant review -> Quick revision

||Essays


• Small scale articles
• Sometimes like newspaper columns
• Oftern argue for a concept, standpoint, or opinion
• Related to study foci
• Personal, sometimes diary like
• Communicative, discussive
Historical blogs?!

||Blog post


• Diary-like
• Web-based
• Essay-like
• Communicative, discussive

||Proposals


• Half-academic
• Propose a research or development project
• Set premises, starting points, brands and concepts
• Establish partnership and consortium
• Frame resources: human, technology, facilities, budget

||Reports


Statements of:
• Work in progress
• Final results and outcomes: demos
• Academic or non-academic

||Reviews


• Evaluate and contextualize someone else's publications
• Establish the value of a publication

||Popularizations


Not academic!
• Purpose: 'market' and make the discipline known
• Not assume systematic referencing
• Wide audience: Avoid disciplinary slang
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|Theses, dissertations


||Monographs


• Master theses
• Doctoral theses
• Senior contributions
• Course books
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|Publication types


• Where texts are published

||Journals, web journals


• Publish articles of a particular discipline and particular focus
• Often define a discipline
Are owned by specialized scientific publishers, scientific societies, e.g.

||Publication series


• Journal-like
• Often irregular publication
Of:
• Departments
Scientific societies

||Conference proceedings


• Collected by the conference organizer
• Often elaborated to an antology or special issue

||Antologies, edited books, special issues


• Belong to a journal or publication series
• Focuse on a particuolar theme, issue or topic

||Monographs


• Books
• One time, unique
• One or several authors
• Joint writing, contribution of each merged, and blended
• Review practice not guaranteed

||Blogs


Owned by:
• Individuals
• Communities
• Events
• Traditional media
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|Purposes of publication


• Dissertation
• Scientific publication -> discussion
• Course books
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|Assignment


Find an example of each publication type in the field of new media!
• Scientific journal
• Scientific journal article
• Blog arttcle
• Doctoral dissertation
• MA thesis
• Publication series
• Monograph
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