ERIC Number: ED512625
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
The Role of a Mentor in Undergraduates' Research Writing Process
Online Submission, Paper presented at The 5th International Symposium on Teaching English at Tertiary Level in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China (October 16-17, 2009).
Many college and university students in Taiwan are required to take a research writing class prior to graduation. A majority of the undergraduate students generally work closely with their research writing instructors who know their research topics fairly well and can guide them on how to complete the research from start to finish. However, no single research has been solely dedicated to looking at the important role of the instructor (a mentor) in undergraduate students' research writing process in Taiwan. Furthermore, what should and can a mentor do to enhance undergraduate students' research writing experience does not exist in the current literature. As a result, the purpose of this research project is to find out undergraduate students' expectations for a mentor during their research writing. How a mentor affects students' research writing process will also be discussed. This study uses a qualitative research method to explore undergraduate students' expectations of a mentor and how mentoring influences their research writing experiences.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan