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Beyond the research article, University faculty genres and EAP graduate preparation

In ESP, few studies have explored the range of genres that university faculty write, faculty experiences writing them, or ways of familiarizing potential faculty-including non-native English speakers (NNESs) - with these genres. Studies of writing in academe and related teaching applications have focused heavily on research genres, and there has been little investigation of writing in other areas of faculty work, such as teaching and service. Through a study of faculty writing at one university, our research aims to shed light on some of the genres NNESs may write in some North American university contexts, as well as the different challenges these texts may pose to faculty. Data for the study come from a survey of 106 full-time faculty at a mid-size comprehensive state university in California. The survey findings illuminate the relative time respondents spend writing genres in three areas of their work

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