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Why should I care about what you're saying?

Metadiscourse

What is metadiscourse?

What do we remember from what we've already seen?

"[M]etadiscourse can be conceptualised as a rhetorical strategy used by speakers and authors to talk about their own talk (Chrismore 1989: 86). This is essentially a functional/discourse-oriented as opposed to a formally-oriented view."​(Tamsin Sanderson, Corpus, Culture, Discourse. Narr Dr. Gunter, 2008)

"Metadiscourse reveals the writer's awareness of the reader and his or her need for elaboration, clarification, guidance and interaction. In expressing an awareness of the text, the writer also makes the reader aware of it, and this only happens when he or she has a clear, reader-oriented reason for doing so. In other words, drawing attention to the text represents a writer's goals relative to an assessment of the reader's need for guidance and elaboration."(Ken Hyland, Metadiscourse: Exploring Interaction in Writing. Continuum, 2005)

How many times have you seen this, more or less, on your writing....

-Prof Dube

‘Your content is good, but it’ll engage muchmore if it’s interactive.’

Whereas Sarah Jones argues that … I would suggest that …--I agree with Michael Smith that …The first person pronoun is also useful for indicating shifts in your argument:--I will argue that …Having seen that … , I think we can safely conclude that …

Long says: "Metadiscourse is important because it allows us to give direction and relate the various parts of our essay to each other and to the whole."The first person voice is particularly useful when you’re distinguishing your ideas from those of others (they say/I say):

Some takeaways

Metadiscourse is language addressed to your reader, to help them understand your contribution to what you've written about.

What is it?

  • To distinguish your ideas from your sources
  • To shift between parts of your argument

How do we do it? Use "I"

To give readers direction and to connect the parts of your essay

How can we use it?

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Let the communication flow!

With Genially templates, you can include visual resources to wow your audience. You can also highlight a particular sentence or piece of information so that it sticks in your audience’s minds, or even embed external content to surprise them: Whatever you like!Do you need more reasons to create dynamic content? No problem! 90% of the information we assimilate is received through sight and, what’s more, we retain 42% more information when the content moves.

  • Generate experiences with your content.
  • It’s got the Wow effect. Very Wow.
  • Make sure your audience remembers the message.

Got an idea?

Let the communication flow!

With Genially templates, you can include visual resources to wow your audience. You can also highlight a particular sentence or piece of information so that it sticks in your audience’s minds, or even embed external content to surprise them: Whatever you like!Do you need more reasons to create dynamic content? No problem! 90% of the information we assimilate is received through sight and, what’s more, we retain 42% more information when the content moves.

  • Generate experiences with your content.
  • It’s got the Wow effect. Very Wow.
  • Make sure your audience remembers the message.