Writing the Final Degree Project (TFG) is a difficult task for most undergraduate students. This is the case of Computer Engineering, a discipline in which the proper presentation of results is a complex written production activity (Ochoa & Cueva, 2017). The RESULTS section is more complicated than others due to its structure, its communicative purposes and the way to achieve them (Hussin, Syamimi & Nimehchisalem, 2018). While there have been some descriptions of its rhetorical-discursive organization (Bret, 1994; Chen & Kuo, 2012; Hussin et al., 2018; Venegas et al., 2016), most have focused on the prototypical organization of only one of the types of TFGs produced in this discipline. Therefore, in this mixed research of descriptive scope, we rhetorically-discursively analyze the RESULTS section of Computer Engineering TFG's, considering the particularities of the different types of TFG's existing within the discipline. To this end, using genre analysis (Swales, 1990; 2004), we analyzed 117 RESULTS sections of Computer Engineering Final Degree Project. Among our findings, it is observed that in the section the moves 'Present preparatory information', 'Report results' and 'Interpret results' are prototypically employed. In turn, variations in the rhetorical-discursive organization are established, which are related to the 4 types of TFG that occur in the discipline. We conclude that there are 4 types of TFG in Computer Engineering, which affect the rhetorical-discursive organization of the RESULTS section. At the same time, we argue that attention should be paid to the particularities of the genre and of each section, since due to the different purposes pursued in each of them, the discursive functional units used differ from each other.
|Translated title of the contribution||Computer Engineering Final Degree Project: Rhetorical-discursive organization of the RESULTS section|
|Number of pages||21|
|Journal||Logos: Revista de Linguistica, Filosofia y Literatura|
|State||Published - 2021|