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ERIC Number: ED358476
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
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Theory into Practice: Personal Voice, Process, and Portfolio.
Poston, Carol H.
Undergraduate students are routinely assigned a long research paper--surely the most complex intellectual skill ever expected from them--and expected to write it with a minimum of teacher and library interference and with thorough faith in the end product. More than anything else, the traditional approach to directing research papers focused on research paraphernalia such as notecards, plagiarism, footnotes, etc., rather than on the research process. A process approach to research offers the following personal and practical benefits: (1) the student is in charge of his or her ideas; (2) the student is led through a process, not given a summons for a product; (3) a whole portfolio of writing--and therefore intellectual exploration--occurs; (4) librarians are used for their expertise--and the teacher as researcher and writer also serves as a resource for students; and (5) students learn not just a subject, but a way, a means, of synthesizing ideas. (SAM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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