The research manuscript is a formulaic genre (type, category, classification) with its own conventions (rules, readers’ expectations). Kim Sydow Campbell’s Pros Write blog offers a rhetorical analysis of the key “moves” (communication strategies) of the research article.
- An introduction to the genre of the research article: http://proswrite.com/2013/04/01/the-genre-of-research-articles/
- A discussion of the research article’s introduction section: http://proswrite.com/2013/04/09/the-genre-of-research-articles-introduction-sections/
- An analysis of the research article’s methods section: http://proswrite.com/2013/05/10/the-genre-of-research-articles-methods-sections/