Research Writing SY2006

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Examples of Abstracts

See whether you can tell whether these abstracts are informative or descriptive.

Research on Negotiation: What Does It Reveal about Second-Language Learning Conditions, Processes, and Outcomes?

Improving Schooling for Language-Minority Children: A Research Agenda.

The Role of Consciousness in Second Language Learning From Oxford Journal

Lexical Guessing in Context in EFL Reading Comprehension

Formal Models of Language Learning, Full paper in PDF file, Good read, From Indiana University

Difference between informative and descriptive abstract

A quick explanation of the differences between an Informative abstract and descriptive abstract Posted by Picasa

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Source: George Mason University

Another source is from St. Cloud University, click here.

How to write an abstract

Written by Phil Koopman, this article is a good read on how to write an abstract. Posted by Picasa

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Wednesday, May 03, 2006

"Don't introduce any new arguments in your conclusion; you should be reinforcing your main argument. After restating your thesis, provide a "so what." Show why your argument is important; what should the reader take away from your paper?"
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More on writing a conclusion tips

Writing a Conclusion, from Cambridge Rindge School Posted by Picasa

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Writing a conclusion

Strategies for Writing a Conclusion Posted by Picasa

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