109年第2學期-0158 文討：何謂學術論文及其寫作原則介紹 課程資訊
|Participation||20||Attendance & participation|
|Assignments||80||including oral presentations and in-class practices|
This seminar course aims (1) to bridge the gap between undergraduate and graduate courses by providing the students with an opportunity to read MA thesis and (2) to develop students’ research abilities. Throughout this course, students will read thesis written by a former MA program student. With the instructor's step-by-step introduction of the thesis writing principles, students can gain familiarity with academic research processes.
This course is to help perspective students interested in pursuing graduate study to gain an awareness of academic thesis writing principles. Most undergraduate students are not trained academic research paper writing and have no ideas how academic research or thesis research may look like. Such unawareness results in their frustration if they go for advanced study and face the need of writing research papers or postgraduate thesis. This course aims to offer undergraduate students a chance of genre practice for the reinforcement of academic research writing knowledge.
An academic research paper is usually divided sequentially into the section of introduction, literature review, methodology, results, discussion, and conclusion. The course instructor will use former MA TEFL students’ master theses (accessible, available, and retrievable online via THU’s library database) as the writing model to introduce/explain/illustrate the writing conventions and rhetorical moves of each section. Course takers will be taught to use THU’s library database to search references, to identify the research interest, and to formulate a tentative topic within their research interest. Students will conduct a conceptual review of literature on their research topics. For those who plan to pursue graduate study and need to submit writing samples for the showing of academic writing ability, they can use the academic papers produced in this class as part of their application materials.
Office HourTuesday and Friday 12:10-13:00 inside the FLLD office (@Room #16) Please email in advance to schedule an appointment.
Wyrick, J. (2017). Steps to writing well. Cengage Learning.
(We will read two chapters on "how to write a research paper" and these two chapters are not taught in the Comp 2 class)