ERIC Number: ED263920
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Controlled Research Writing Project. Teacher Resource and Utilities Booklet to Accompany the Resource Documents Collection (R.D.C.). For Use with English II R and H Research Writing Unit.
Berkowitz, Robert E.; And Others
This controlled research report writing curriculum was developed for 10th grade students by an interdisciplinary team led by the library media specialist and the chairperson of the English Department of Wayne Central High School. The purpose of the program is to give students a highly structured experience in research report writing, with attention focused on the analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of resource materials, rather than the library search for the resource materials. The workbook is organized into 10 steps in the controlled research report writing process. For each step a goal is stated and the skills to be acquired, the product of the step, the method for completion, a timeline, and an evaluation method are defined. The 10 steps are: (1) survey the entire resource documents collection (RDC); (2) narrow the topic and select articles; (3) analyze individual articles; (4) create a proposal and examine its consequences in terms of areas of concern; (5) create a thesis for a researched, persuasive essay; (6) take notes on cards; (7) organize and outline the essay; (8) write a rough draft; (9) revise the rough draft for logic, flow, and mechanics; and (10) write a final draft and add title page, footnotes, and bibliography. Supplementary materials include article reprints, forms, checklists, topics for evaluation, and writing sample. (Author/THC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Wayne Central School District, Ontario Center, NY.
Note: Paper presented at the Humanizing Experience Conference sponsored by the New York State Education Department (Albany, NY, 1983). For related document, see IR 051 343. Some pages may be marginally legible.