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ERIC Number: ED246672
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Research Paper for Advanced ESL Students.
Campbell, Donald; And Others
A strategy for including writing of a research paper in a university's advanced intensive English course for students of English as a second language is described. The method consists of eight assignments given over the course of 11 weeks, resulting in a short research paper. The method is designed to minimize error by dealing with specific problems as the students progress through the process. It uses a conference-based, step-by-step approach to assignments and assessment, focuses on writing as a process, and ensures that the paper is original. A detailed weekly schedule of assignments provided as a reference for students, and teacher notes on and discussion of the eight specific assignments, are outlined. The assignments include: (1) preliminary topic selection and library tour; (2) a library sources search and final topic selection; (3) a thesis statement and sources search; (4) a preliminary outline and sources search; (5) a sentence outline and sources search; (6) note card development; (7) a first draft; and (8) a final draft. A list of actual topics and thesis statements and a sample student outline are appended. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A