Workshop "Genre features of a book review"
Book reviews are a unique subgenre in the area of professional peer review. Some scholars and academic professionals are invited to be book reviewers, but they might have little or no experience of writing this kind of review, especially in English. Being a book reviewer in multiple languages demonstrates versatility and an expanded scope of professional literacy. The role also offers researchers opportunities to develop scholarly writing competencies (e.g., synthesis, analysis, audience awareness, vocabulary, etc.) and begin developing a list of publications.
In this workshop, participants will discuss how being a reviewer can boost their writing skills. Participants will analyze features specific to book reviews and evaluative language, including ways of hedging and levels of formality that are embedded in a reviewer’s critique. Insights gained from workshop discussions and activities are intended to strengthen awareness of the publication conventions of this genre.
Speaker: Leslie Dupont, Ph.D., earned her degree in Rhetoric, Composition, and Teaching of English in 1999. She is also an experienced editor and writer, having published two textbooks on writing. With over 30 years of teaching experience, Leslie is especially suited to her roles as both a writing coach and an English Language Specialist to scholars and professionals across cultures and disciplines. Over the years, she has worked with populations from across disciplines, cultures, nationalities, ethnicities, gender identities, and ages in both higher education and the private sector. At present, she works directly with students, staff, and faculty in the College of Nursing at the University of Arizona. Leslie is experienced in individual, small-group, and large-group teaching and workshop contexts, both online and in person. She is strongly committed to inclusivity and individual empowerment. Through teaching and coaching, Leslie takes a strong mentoring approach, encouraging independence and confidence in writing.
Target audience: HSE teachers, researchers, and graduate students
Date & Time: December 5, 17:30 - 19:30