The Processes Behind RA Introduction Writing Among Turkish Arts and Science Scholars

Demet Yaylı, A. Suresh Canagarajah

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With this small-scale qualitative investigation, we aimed to capture the views of a group of Turkish arts and science scholars’ construction of their RA introductions in their field-specific academic writings. Through our readings of the literature, we identified four main concerns for the semi-structured face-to-face interviews: (1) these writers’ construction process of RA introductions, (2) their descriptions of a specific single-authored RA introduction; (3) how they revised these introductions and the challenges/problems they experienced while revising and (4) while reviewing others’ introductions, what expectations they had and what problems they observed. The semi-structured face-to-face interviews enabled us to see how commonly the CARS model is followed by these authors. Other than the prototypicality of this three-part model, their statements stressed an awareness of the differences in academic conventions in national and international journals as a crucial concern to be considered while shaping the content of their writing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEnglish Language Education
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
Number of pages18
StatePublished - 2018

Publication series

NameEnglish Language Education
ISSN (Print)2213-6967
ISSN (Electronic)2213-6975

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Linguistics and Language


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