‘Yay! Not another academic essay!’ Blogging as an alternative academic genre

Hindley, D. ORCID: 0000-0003-2279-9530 and Clughen, L., 2018. ‘Yay! Not another academic essay!’ Blogging as an alternative academic genre. Journal of Writing in Creative Practice, 11 (1), pp. 83-97. ISSN 1753-5190

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Abstract

Academic writing is a staple university practice required across disciplines to determine student success. Despite its ubiquity, however, literacy scholars have long argued that academic writing is both exclusionary and prohibitive. Drawing on the work of literacy scholars we make the case for the use of blogs in higher education as a way of providing a type of inclusive writing or ‘regenring’ that such scholars advocate. To achieve this, we trial the use of a blog in a final-year undergraduate module, employing a mixed-methods approach to explore student perceptions on whether blogging affords them a means to engage with and take ownership of their writing and learning. In keeping with the task we have set our students, we have presented this article using blog-like features.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Writing in Creative Practice
Creators: Hindley, D. and Clughen, L.
Publisher: Intellect
Date: June 2018
Volume: 11
Number: 1
ISSN: 1753-5190
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1386/jwcp.11.1.83_1DOI
1753-5190(20180601)11:1L.83;1-Other
Divisions: Schools > School of Arts and Humanities
Schools > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 14 Jun 2018 12:48
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2018 12:48
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/33855

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