Jurnal Sosioteknologi
Vol. 7 No. 14 (2008)

DIFFERENCES IN MEN’S AND WOMEN’S ESL ACADEMIC WRITING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

Dana Waskita (KK Ilmu Kemanusiaan FSRD ITB/)



Article Info

Publish Date
01 Aug 2008

Abstract

This study examines men’s and women’s ESL academic writing in their written assignments at the University of Melbourne. Three sets of men’s and women’s academic writing were analyzed for several common features of academic writing including syntactic complexity, means of integrating cited information, and methods of presenting arguments. The findings showed significant differences between the men’s and women’s texts in those three aspects. The structure of the women’s texts tended to be more complex than the men’s. The women also used more paraphrases to integrate cited information, and presented better organized arguments. Those characteristics of the women’s texts presumably would be advantages for their success in academic writing, and indicate a higher level of proficiency in ESL academic writing.

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Journal Info

Abbrev

sostek

Publisher

Subject

Engineering Social Sciences

Description

Jurnal Sosioteknologi is a journal that focuses on articles that discuss results of an intersection of research fields of science, technology, arts, and humanities as well as the implications of science, technology, and arts on society. It is published three times a year in April, August, and ...