Good Morning, my name is Deb and today we are going to talk about how to teach students the key items in writing a good research paper.
One of the most important things to help students write a good paper is to get them motivated about the topic. This slide gives some quotes that can help motivate them.
The second step to good writing is getting organized. This can be done by using a variety of graphic organizers or following simple steps of brainstorming, pre-write, rough draft, and final copy.
The next few slides will help us discuss the steps for the writing process.
When students begin to write a paper, they first need to brainstorm their ideas. For example, on a research paper on animals or famous people, they should start by making a list of the ones they are most interested in.
Next, they should make lists or phrases about the one the animal or person they decide on. Starting with interesting facts from their research. Then each fact gets more details.
Then it’s time to start writing their paper. This is called a rough draft. The first attempt to put all the research facts and ideas together. Peers or a teacher can help edit for mistakes.
Lastly, the final copy is written. This is often done on a special paper, like on the inside of a profile for a person or the shape of the animal. It might even be typed on the computer and include a picture of what they researched. Now you have the basic steps to follow in order to write a good research paper.
If you follow these simple steps, you can write a good paper.
Resources are photos from Flickr Creative Commons.
Teaching Students About
Writing a Research Paper
By: Debra Tomczyk
EDIM 510 – Web 2.0 Impact on Learning