ERIC Number: EJ612820
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
Selecting Topics for Research Writing Projects.
McKenna, Barbara J.; McKenna, John J.
English Journal, v89 n6 p53-58 Jul 2000
Notes research findings showing that student-selected topics do not result in better student writing. Discusses the importance of knowledge for writers, the three sources of knowledge, and avoiding unworkable topics. Argues that the teacher's active involvement in the process of topic selection and development ensures good research writing. Discusses some useful ideas and frameworks for topics. (SR)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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