ERIC Number: ED342019
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Constructing a Research Paper: A Study of Students' Goals and Approaches. Technical Report No. 59.
A naturalistic study of 21 college students (at Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania) writing research papers provides detailed analyses of the roles that notetaking, planning, goal-setting, and revising play in students' approaches and examines whether these "high investment" reading and writing processes lead to higher quality papers. Findings suggest that in order to help students use reading and writing as tools for critical inquiry, teachers need to structure research paper assignments in particular ways and to help students to examine and revise their interpretations of common academic writing assignments such as the research paper. (Three tables of data are included; 36 references are attached.) (Author/SG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for the Study of Writing, Berkeley, CA.; Center for the Study of Writing, Pittsburgh, PA.