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ERIC Number: EJ1003186
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Directed Self-Inquiry: A Scaffold for Teaching Laboratory Report Writing
Deiner, L. Jay; Newsome, Daniel; Samaroo, Diana
Journal of Chemical Education, v89 n12 p1511-1514 Dec 2012
A scaffold was created for the explicit instruction of laboratory report writing. The scaffold breaks the laboratory report into sections and teaches students to ask and answer questions in order to generate section-appropriate content and language. Implementation of the scaffold is done through a series of section-specific worksheets that are introduced during the semester. Implementation is supported by one-on-one feedback on all student writing. The integration of scaffolding and personal feedback has led to improved student writing. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
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Language: English
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