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ADP L2 Writing Good Paragraphs
ADP L2 Writing Good Paragraphs
ADP L2 Writing Good Paragraphs
ADP L2 Writing Good Paragraphs
ADP L2 Writing Good Paragraphs
ADP L2 Writing Good Paragraphs
ADP L2 Writing Good Paragraphs
ADP L2 Writing Good Paragraphs
ADP L2 Writing Good Paragraphs
ADP L2 Writing Good Paragraphs
ADP L2 Writing Good Paragraphs
ADP L2 Writing Good Paragraphs
ADP L2 Writing Good Paragraphs
ADP L2 Writing Good Paragraphs
ADP L2 Writing Good Paragraphs
ADP L2 Writing Good Paragraphs
ADP L2 Writing Good Paragraphs
ADP L2 Writing Good Paragraphs
ADP L2 Writing Good Paragraphs
ADP L2 Writing Good Paragraphs
ADP L2 Writing Good Paragraphs
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ADP L2 Writing Good Paragraphs

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Presentation about writing an academic paper for second language learners. Includes basics for writing a paragraph.

Presentation about writing an academic paper for second language learners. Includes basics for writing a paragraph.

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  • Today we will talk about how to write an experimental report. This is a report that you will write after you have done some research.
  • You are telling a story in a standardized format. There are two main parts – the abstract and the body. The abstract is written after writing the body of your report. It consists of the introduction, where you give an overview of your topic, the methods you used to carry out your research, the research results, a discussion of the results and a conclusion.Results: The shoes got soaking wet, the leather cracked as it dried, and the soles separated from the tops.Conclusions: These shoes were not waterproof and not meant to be worn when walking in water. In addition, the high price of the shoes is not closely linked with durability.Recommendations: In the future, the wearer of this type of shoe should watch out for puddles, not just treetops. When buying shoes, the wearer should determine the extent of the shoes’ waterproofing and/or any warranties on durability.
  • This study shows that students in Japan are increasingly using Facebook and Twitter in higher education.
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    • 1. ADP Lesson 2
      Writing an Academic Paper
    • 2. Writing Styles
      There are many types of writing styles.
      Informal styles
      Blog
      Chat or chat message
      Diary or journal
      Formal styles
      Academic papers
      Letters when applying for jobs
      Business reports
    • 3. Academic Writing
      Has a target audience with knowledge about the topic
      Based on research or literature review
      Provides information, data, analysis
      Usually for presentation or publication
      Uses paragraph form
      Is written in complete sentences
    • 4. Writing Paragraphs
      A paragraph is an organized group of sentences about a single topic or idea.
      A paragraph contains three main parts
      Topic sentence
      Supporting sentences
      Concluding sentence
      Begin a new paragraph when writing about a new idea
    • 5. Topic sentence
      The topic sentence explains the main idea or thesis of the paragraph.
      The topic sentence is usually the first sentence or near the beginning of a paragraph.
      The reader should be able to understand what the paragraph is about by reading the topic sentence.
    • 6. Topic Sentence Examples
      My hometown, Honolulu, Hawaii is famous for amazing natural features that attract tourists all year.
      Currently, more universities are using Facebook for educational purposes.
      Kansai University students are motivated to learn English to improve their writing and presentation skills.
    • 7. Supporting Sentences
      Supporting sentences provides details or information that support the topic sentence.
      Sometimes uses transition words or phrases,
      Similarly
      In particular
      On the other hand
      In contrast
      Hence
      First, second, third
      Furthermore
      In addition
      However
      As a result
    • 8. Supporting Sentences Example
      Topic Sentence
      My hometown, Honolulu, Hawaii is famous for amazing natural features that attract tourists all year.
      Supporting Sentences
      Many people from around the world visit Waikiki Beach, a beautiful stretch of white sand and blue ocean, where they swim and surf. Beside beaches, Honolulu has a well-known volcano, Diamond Head, that has a popular hiking trail. Many Japanese tourists also like to visit Moanalua Garden, where there is a huge monkey pod tree that is popular on a television show sponsored by a company called Hitachi.
    • 9. Types of Supporting Sentences
      Cite data (For example, facts, statistics, evidence, details)
      Use examples and illustrations
      Give quotes or evidence of what experts say
      Evaluate causes and reasons
      Compare and contrast
      Examine effects and consequences
    • 10. Concluding Sentence
      The concluding sentence summarizes the idea of the paragraph.
      The concluding sentence is similar but not the same as the topic sentence.
      Words or phrases that can be used in a concluding sentence
      In conclusion
      In summary
      Therefore
      Thus
      In the final analysis
      As a result
    • 11. Concluding Sentence Examples
      Therefore, many tourists like Hawaii because they can go swimming, surfing, hiking and sightseeing in nature.
      In conclusion, Facebook is no longer only used for social purposes, but is growing in use in universities.
      As a result, Kansai University students are using English in speaking, reading and writing.
    • 12. Group Discussion Activity
      Write a paragraph that describes your group members.
      Be sure to have
      A topic sentence
      Supporting sentences
      A concluding sentence
      When you are finished, post your paragraph on the ADP Facebook Group page.
    • 13. Writing an Experimental Report
      Kansai University, Spring 2011
    • 14. Overview
      Introduction
      Methods
      Results
      Discussion
      Conclusion
    • 16. Introduction
      Opening Statement (General)
      Introduce the problem
      Use simple English
      Literature Review
      What previous studies have shown
      Only related to your work
      What your work shows that others do not
      Study Overview
      State your hypothesis clearly
      Methods used in your research
    • 17. Sample Introduction
      Introduce the topic
      Recently, mobile phone use has increased in Japan and America. Newer models of mobile phones have features that allow users access the Internet, take videos and post comments to online sites.
    • 18. Sample Introduction
      Give background information
      Facebook has become a popular Social Networking System (SNS) all over the world. According to Yamamoto and Kubota (2010), Facebook is used by ______ people in _____ countries.
      • Note: When you use abbreviations (for example, SNS), always the words first with the abbreviation in parenthesis. After that you can use the abbreviation.
    • Sample Introduction
      Explain the purpose of the research
      The purpose of this study is to compare the use of mobile phones in Hawaii and Japan.
      The purpose of this paper is to find the SNS used most often in Hawaii and Japan.
    • 19. Discussion
      Explain to the class your topic of interest or about the research that you want to do as a graduate student.
      Ask each other questions to clarify ideas.
    • 20. Homework
      Before the next class,
      Write a general paragraph (first part of introduction) about your research topic or area of interest.
      Introduce the problem
      • What is the main topic?
      • 21. What is the purpose?
      • 22. Why was this topic selected?
      • 23. What are important relevant facts?
      • 24. What are problems or issues?
      • 25. Introduce the problem
      Post your paragraph in Google Docs
    • 26. Success!

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