Despite the abundance of research on published academic texts (such as the research article), not much is known about research proposals written for degree admission purposes, which are identified as an occluded ating this rhetorical content in the concluding section of the proposal represents further evidence that having a clear purpose is the fulcrum around which the whole proposal is gies 2 and 3 are only relevant to published articles and therefore, are not found in my data, consisting of research proposals with ideas about research yet to be explicitly stating the meanings of technical terms used in the proposed research, the author avoids unnecessary ambiguity/confusion surrounding usage of terminology, which will likely translate into a more positive evaluation of the proposal by potential supervisors or admission board strategy once again puts the proposed research in proper perspective in terms of justification, thus likely increasing the persuasive and rhetorical force of the published resources and the specialist informant in this study highlighted the importance of demonstrating familiarity with existing literature in the research p2, this strategy initially occurs in the fifth sentence of the ing significance of proposed research is a place where the value of the proposed research is mentioned again, the first time being in move 3, strategy 2, as illustrated by (26):In the end, this research proposal will attempt to do what critical discourse analysis sets out to do… in the hope that such an attempt will work not only toward a more engaging and engaged theorizing of discourse and feminism in the country but also toward a better set of conditions and choices for those for whom all this theorizing is meant.
As to the difference between p2 and p3, two proposals of similar length and from the same discipline, i observe that p2 fulfills move 3, strategy 1 (outlining purposes) by not only stating the overall objective, but also in the form of two main questions and seven specific questions, thereby resulting in a substantial move ore, no official university documentary requirements existed at that time for the applicants to consult for writing a hout the two examples, words such as “be” and “lie”, known as relational processes in systemic functional linguistics and which are usually used to denote incontestable truths, serve to remind the reader that topic generalizations are being made, either about the research world or about the real textual organisation of research article introductions in applied linguistics: variability within a single ing items of previous research is a strategy used by p3 as well, though not in the initial position of the of the proposal writers likewise mentioned that they consider getting their research purpose/objective across as the most important element in constructing a research for move 3 (occupying the niche), both the faculty informant and proposal authors agreed that it is extremely important for research proposals to have clear and unambiguous research objectives and also to strengthen the statement of purpose by spelling out the significance of the proposed research (move 3), hence the relatively high proportion of textual space assigned to this study seeks to account for the rhetorical structure of the graduate degree research proposal in terms of its communicative purpose, institutional expectations and represented disciplinary culture.
I have analyzed both section headings as serving the function of bringing closure to the research proposal, and discuss them together under the move labeled achieving observed the distribution of moves in the three research proposals and explaining the prominent trends, the sections below offer a detailed description of and explanation for the realization of strategies.P3 emphasizes this strategy even more, by placing it in the very first sentence of the research difference between p2 and p1 in the proportion of move 3 is simply due to the difference in overall length of proposals (the two proposals are comparable in the number of sentences for move 3; see table 3).Variation in rhetorical moves in grant proposals of us humanists and exploratory genre analysis of three graduate degree research proposals in applied linguisticsbin yin1email authorview orcid id profilefunctional linguistics20163:7doi: e containing a proportionally large textual space for move 1 (establishing a territory), p3 is missing move 2 (establishing a niche), in contrast to the other two expressing interest in developing a research proposal, allison (2002, 166) notes that evidence of a researcher’s expressed interest could be “positive” in an proposal for small scale projects but he cautions that a personal interest would “not be sufficient in itself to justify admitting a student to a higher degree by research”.
Nonetheless, the importance of the research proposal as a means to gauge the competence of students and its gate-keeping role in selecting future players in the academic world is study has identified a new strategy to realize move 1 in graduate degree research proposals: stating personal noted in the paper, research proposals were not mandatory for the batch of students in this r, prof w noted that the submission of a graduate degree research proposal was no longer required for application purposes, as a result of the “americanization” of the university’s , p3 is the shortest proposal in the data set, containing fewer than 1500 words, and it has been shown that shorter texts tend to contain proportionally more text for establishing territory (connor 2000).Then, i argue for the importance of examining the graduate degree research proposal as a ch proposals, personal essays, reference letters) to understand how they might interact and complement with each other in these relatively high-stakes that context, the research proposal used to be a compulsory requirement for admission into the department’s research degree programs.
P2 author explained that she was pressed for time and therefore was not able to include a detailed literature review in the ing to prof w, the communicative purpose of the research proposal in the context of admission evaluation was generally to see that the applicant was able to construct a research project relevant to the program being applied explained earlier, the importance of having a clear purpose is acknowledged by both the proposal authors and the specialist informant and is reflected textually in terms of the positioning and frequency of the outlining purposes strategy in move comparison, critical discourse analysis (cda), the research area of p2 and p3, being a non-experimental field, relies more on problematizing issues in society and their reflection in discourse than in executing any experiment or defining any variables, which accounts for the lower textual emphasis given to the methodology move in these two proposals4 (p2 and p3).As revealed by the proposal author during the interview, in this part she is actually indirectly showing her awareness of other research possibilities:“i know there are other factors that are journals may not accept a paper lacking adequate citations, when it comes to research proposals for admission purposes, difficulties in accessing the latest research literature are generally “sympathetically understood” (allison 2002, 223), but the applicant is still needed to demonstrate a “reasonably good” knowledge of the research (2002) suggested that the variations were due to the fact that wildlife behavior is a theoretical, disciplinary field with an established historical depth whereas conservation biology is an applied, interdisciplinary area that was still strategy seems to feature rather prominently in terms of textual space in the two proposals that employ it: 27 and 64 % of sentence count in p1 and p3 respectively.