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Table 7 Average move length ratios of the SoP corpora

From: Disciplinary variations in academic promotional writing: the case of statements of purpose

  The Arts Division The Science Division  
Humanities Business Social Science Engineering Science Total p value
1. Introduction 10.51% (17) 9.53% (18) 10.47% (20) 9.72% (16) 11.07% (20) 10.29% (107) 0.942
2. Establishing credential 53.93% (20) 57.48% (20) 49.62% (20) 59.32% (20) 65.57% (20) 57.18% (120) 0.014
3. Reasons for applying 29.02% (20) 23.83% (20) 32.50% (20) 27.61% (19) 18.45% (18) 26.43% (117) 0.046
4. Conclusion 7.26% (17) 8.44% (18) 6.87% (19) 6.75% (19) 7.91% (16) 7.42% (105) 0.822
  1. Note: The figure Y in X% (Y) refers to how many samples of each corpus contain the specific move