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Research papers Tea Tamm June 2009
Writing Research Papers <ul><li>Indicators of academic writing </li></ul><ul><li>References </li></ul><ul><li>In-text  lis...
Characteristics of academic lg <ul><li>Descriptive adjectives are used </li></ul><ul><li>Impersonal style (no contractions...
Genre conventions <ul><li>Knowledge transforming not knowledge telling </li></ul><ul><li>Academic honesty (referencing) </...
Anglo-American convention <ul><li>Linearity (others return to talk about the same point) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>INTRO, BODY...
Claims, evidence, language <ul><li>Personal opinion of no interest unless supported by references </li></ul><ul><li>Claims...
Topic <ul><li>Topic= what your paper is about, general </li></ul><ul><li>Thesis statement, research question, hypothesis =...
Evaluating books <ul><li>Are the sources trustworthy? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who is the author who wrote it? </li></ul></ul...
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  1. 1. Research papers Tea Tamm June 2009
  2. 2. Writing Research Papers <ul><li>Indicators of academic writing </li></ul><ul><li>References </li></ul><ul><li>In-text list of references </li></ul><ul><li>(always alphabetical) </li></ul><ul><li>Different styles of referencing MLA, APA, etc </li></ul><ul><li>Reliance on authority </li></ul>
  3. 3. Characteristics of academic lg <ul><li>Descriptive adjectives are used </li></ul><ul><li>Impersonal style (no contractions, abbreviations, phrasal verbs, idioms avoided) </li></ul><ul><li>Precision and accuracy v. important </li></ul><ul><li>Structured and specific (KISS) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Genre conventions <ul><li>Knowledge transforming not knowledge telling </li></ul><ul><li>Academic honesty (referencing) </li></ul><ul><li>Objectivity </li></ul><ul><li>Organisation = you know where to find which information </li></ul>
  5. 5. Anglo-American convention <ul><li>Linearity (others return to talk about the same point) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>INTRO, BODY, SUMMARY </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Clarity </li></ul><ul><li>Conciseness </li></ul><ul><li>Critical understanding of literature </li></ul><ul><li>The main idea/argument presented in intro </li></ul>
  6. 6. Claims, evidence, language <ul><li>Personal opinion of no interest unless supported by references </li></ul><ul><li>Claims supported by reference to previous research </li></ul><ul><li>Language: clear, precise, explicit, formal, as objective and impersonal as possible </li></ul><ul><li>Primary/ secondary resources (your own study vs data someone has collected) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Topic <ul><li>Topic= what your paper is about, general </li></ul><ul><li>Thesis statement, research question, hypothesis = research studies sth specific about a topic </li></ul><ul><li>Research question = specific and concrete </li></ul><ul><li>Can have subquestions, sometimes needs to be modified </li></ul>
  8. 8. Evaluating books <ul><li>Are the sources trustworthy? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who is the author who wrote it? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the purpose of the book? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is there a table of contents? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is there a bibliography you can use? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who published it? (university presses, research centres) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When was it published? (date) </li></ul></ul>
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