How can I fit in my discourse community; that is, Applied Linguistics? To achieve this goal, this book provides the basic understanding of the concept of genre as now used in Applied Linguistics, English for specific purpose, and varied ways in which the need to communicate shapes or influences and determine both surface forms and deeper rhetorical structures which are necessary. Due to the rise of English to the status of an International language, especially in the field of the Academics, Science and Technology; Research Articles in English have become a main channel for advancing research knowledge among scholars World-Wide. Therefore, with globalization taking root very fast especially with the aid of telecommunication and electronic communities, the need for ability to read and write Research Articles in English has drastically increased for success both academically and professionally. To enable researchers, both native and non-native English speakers to read and write Research Articles, there is need for them to be informed about the conventional rhetorical structure used in their fields of study or their discourse communities. This book is purposely written to fill that gap; Therefore, a must read.