This book is based on research funded by Iowa State University of Science and Technology through the Research Writing Tutor grant (2010-2014), which was awarded by the Computation Advisory Committee of the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost. Funding was also provided by the Graduate College, College of Engineering, and the English Department of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

The book integrates instructional content developed by Dr. Elena Cotos and the Center for Communication Excellence and implemented in:

  • Graduate courses: English 508, Advanced Workshop in Academic Writing (2012), Graduate Studies 536 (former Graduate Studies 529), Preparing Publishable Thesis Chapters (2013 – present)
  • Academic Communication Program: Research Writing Seminar Series (2013 – present)

The following publications informed the instructional content of the book:

  • Cotos, E., Huffman, S., & Link, S. (2020). Understanding graduate writers’ interaction with and impact of RWT during revision. Journal of Writing Research, 12(1), 187-232.
  • Cotos, E., Link, S., & Huffman, S. (2017). Effects of DDL technology on genre learning. Language Learning and Technology, 21(3), 104–130.
  • Cotos, E., Huffman, S., & Link, S. (2017). A move/step model for Methods sections: Demonstrating rigour and credibility. English for Specific Purposes, 46, 90–106.
  • Cotos, E., Link, S., & Huffman, S. (2016). Studying disciplinary corpora to teach the craft of Discussion. Writing & Pedagogy8, 33–64.
  • Cotos, E., Huffman, S., & Link, S. (2015). Furthering and applying move/step constructs: Technology-driven marshalling of Swalesian genre theory for EAP pedagogy. Journal of English for Academic Purposes19, 52–72.
  • Cotos, E. (2014). Genre-based automated writing evaluation for L2 research writing: From design to evaluation and enhancement. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Cotos, E., Gilbert, S., & Sinapov, J. (2014). NLP-based analysis of rhetorical functions for AWE feedback. In J. Colpaert, A. Aerts, & M. Oberhofer (Eds.), Research challenges in CALLProceedings of the 16th International CALL Research Conference (pp. 117-123). Linguapolis, Institute for Language and Communication, University of Antwerp, Belgium.


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