Student Writing: Access, Regulation, Desire by Theresa M. LillisStudent Writing: Access, Regulation, Desire by Theresa M. Lillis

Student Writing: Access, Regulation, Desire

byTheresa M. LillisEditorTheresa M. Lillis

Paperback | April 26, 2001

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Student Writingpresents an accessible and thought-provoking study of academic writing practices. Informed by 'composition' research from the US and 'academic literacies studies' from the UK, the book challenges current official discourse on writing as a 'skill'. Lillis argues for an approach which sees student writing as social practice.
The book draws extensively on a three-year study with ten non-traditional students in higher education and their experience of academic writing. Using case study material - including literacy history interviews, extended discussions with students about their writing of discipline specific essays, and extracts from essays - Lillis identifies the following as three significant dimensions to academic writing:

*Accessto higher education and to its language and literacy representational resources
*Regulationof meaning making in academic writing
*Desirefor participation in higher education and for choices over ways of meaning in academic writing.

Student Writing: access, regulation, desireraises questions about why academics write as they do, who benefits from such writing, which meanings are valued and how, on what terms 'outsiders' get to be 'insiders' and at what costs.



Theresa M. Lillisis Lecturer in language and education at the Centre for Language and Communications at the Open University
Title:Student Writing: Access, Regulation, DesireFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.5 inPublished:April 26, 2001Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415228026

ISBN - 13:9780415228022

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Editorial Reviews

'Despite the seemingly ever-increasing concern with widening participation to higher education and extending opportunities to older adults, it is surprising how little impact the work on academic literacies has had. If there is a text that can help redress that balance and encourage a wider debate, then this is it.' - Richard Edwards, Studies in the Education of Adults, Vol. 33 (2) 2001 'Lillis' work makes a valuable contribution to a process of re-evaluation which is long overdue.' - Elaine Millard, Teaching in Higher Education