Genre In The Study Of Discourse Communities: A Comparison Analysis

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The purpose of this paper is to look at how different genres can be used in multiple discourse communities. The two articles being looked at is of Poor Sleep Predicts Subacute Postconcussion Symptoms Following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury by Karen Sullivan et. all and Materiality and Genre in the Study of Discourse Communities by Amy Devitt et. all. In this comparison and contrast essay, there will be three main sections. Identification will compare and contrast the document’s structure and purpose. The analysis of the two articles will consist of the styles of writing used in both articles as well as the goals both articles hope to accomplish. Finally, the reflection section of the paper will explain what can be taken away from both articles …show more content…
The most effective method of looking at brain and behavior relationships is through either doing or reading about scientific research. In this community, neuropsychologists value results that will allow them to further understand the brain and behavior relationship and develop methods which will help patients cope with their cognitive disabilities. In order for research to allow these advancements in the neuropsychological community, writers must have the ability to communicate through research articles. By comparing and contrasting two articles, Poor Sleep Predicts Subacute Postconcussion Symptoms Following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury by Karen Sullivan et. all and Materiality and Genre in the Study of Discourse Communities by Amy Devitt et. all we can see how different genres can be used cohesively within the same discourse …show more content…
The two already introduced articles will compare and contrast the types of writing styles and lexis neuropsychologists use as well as the conventions used in the English/writing community. Poor Sleep Predicts Subacute Postconcussion Symptoms Following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury is a study which looks at whether or not poor sleep will predict postconcussion symptoms in a certain period after a mild traumatic brain injury occurs (Sullivan, K. A., Berndt, S. L., Edmed, S. L., Smith, S. S., & Allan, A. C, 2016). The authors’ intended audience is the neuropsychological discourse community; more specifically, neuropsychologists focused on the application of brain and behavior relationships. It is a peer-reviewed, scholarly research paper which contains the necessary items for a research paper; there is an abstract, introduction, method, results, discussion, conclusion and references. There is a clear heading for each of the listed sections mentioned above which provides the targeted audience with the availability to jump to each section depending on what they find to be most important. The title for research papers are extremely important and for neuropsychologists must be very detailed for the experiment so there is limited room for error or other outside factors to

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