ERIC Number: ED175033
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Research as a Reading Skill.
Lawson, Anita S.
Teaching college freshman composition students how to write a research paper can be used as a way of emphasizing reading and comprehension skills as well as helping them learn to test the conclusions of other research. Research work should require more than an introduction to the Dewey Decimal System and the tools of the research room, it should require such skills as reading for thesis and development, separating facts from opinions, and testing both. Taking good notes requires the ability to paraphrase, to summarize, to quote, and to decide when to do each. Some assignments that help develop such skills include reading and analyzing good essays based on research, corroborating evidence found in such essays, reading responses to essays such as letters to editors, identifying the differences between factual and editorial writing, learning to make attribution either internally or in footnotes, and preparing an independent project that indicates a mastery of the other skills. (TJ)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (30th, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 5-7, 1979)