Research Writing SY2006

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Outline for Empirical Research



In this section, you will provide the:
  • Background of the study
  • The purpose of the study
  • Research issue
  • Research hypothesis

The style of writing should be in paragraph form

Review of Literature

A. Subjects
B. The instruments and its procedures
C. Data Analysis

Findings and Discussion



Sunday, October 15, 2006

Writing a Research Paper Posted by Picasa

Research Proposal Guidelines

Research Proposal Posted by Picasa

Writing Research Proposal

A good read from Wong, 2002

Beginner's guide to writing a research proposal

Download a copy of a research proposal template (APA style), click here (Right click to download)


Monday, October 02, 2006

Comments on Writely

You visit your writely account and the document that you share with me. I have made comments on a few papers. I will try and do the rest within the week.

I would like to see your comments, too. Make sure that you provide comments on your classmate's paper. You can use the highlights (colors) to distinguish your post from the original and from my comments (in green).

If you are going to make revisions, please do not delete the old postings. Instead, just add your new revisions under the area where you made the changes.

If you have questions, please use the Yahoogroup to discuss your problems. This way, other students who may have the same dilemma could voice out their opinions/suggestions, too.

Scholarly journals

Type in the word search box the topic that you will be doing, and see how many hints can you get. Choose a credible article from a journal or online library, and write a bibliographic reference for the 5 articles. Post your work on your blog.

Note: This should be complete by October 9, 2006.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

The Thesis Sentence

Rate the following prelimiary thesis sentences as 'good', adequate, or poor

  1. Street language is always vibrant and lively. **
  2. Some people talk in metaphors.
  3. The image of water in Whitman's Leaves of Grass usually signals a rebirth symbol and the pasage to a new life *
  4. For many children, school is a place of trouble, and thei main business of the day is staying out of trouble as much as possible. *
  5. In his novels, William Faulkner writes about Southern Black. **
  6. Video game systems are overrated. **
  7. Bullfighting is not an American sport

Restricting the Subject

Classroom Activity

An important aspect of limiting a subject is to judge whether a topic is suitable, too broad, or opinionated. Critique the following topics as suitable subjects for preliminary investigation.

  1. The AIDS Controversy
  2. religious bias in selected nursery rhymes
  3. pollution levels in the Chesapeake Bay
  4. protection acts for Manatess in Florida
  5. immunization
  6. the life of Mahatma Gandhi
  7. John Steinbeck's short stories
  8. isolation in John Steinbeck's "The Chrysanthemums"
  9. causes and cures for drinking water pollution
  10. The Shining, by Stephen King
  11. devices of irony in Alexander Pope's poetry
  12. fishing as theraphy for mentally ill children




RW Yahoogroup


Lesson for 10/2

Finding and Filtering Internet Sources

Creating an online bookmark

Writing working bibliography (APA). Sources must be based on your chosen topic
Unit 3

Remember the URL of your online bookmark