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Genre Research Resources


In this ISU Writing Program YouTube video, we look at genres as typified responses to recurring situations. We explain why genre goes beyond just a category of text and explore how genres evolve out of social contexts using the example of the hall pass.


In this ISU Writing Program YouTube video, we explore how genres facilitate activities, or sometimes make them impossible. We look at everyday activities, like checking out library books, nd examine how many genres are involved in activity we do every day.

In this YouTube video, Mary Lourdes Silva shares some ways to break down complex genres by analyzing example texts within a genre. Silva describes how to identify genre conventions, unpack contexts surrounding genres, and recognize genre limitations and constraints.

In this 1 pager from College Composition and Communication, discourse community is defined and its significance explained using disciplinary research in the field of writing studies.

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