The goals of this course are for students to 1. Create an annotated bibliography for their theses 2. Create a detailed sentence outline for their theses 3. Write a theoretical review of key concepts relevant to their thesis 4. Collect the data necessary for their thesis research. 5. Analyze the data they have collected.
This course is designed for students who will write their graduation theses in the area of second language learning and teaching. The course will guide them through the steps necessary to complete Chapter 1 and prepare to write Chapter 2. Students will report on their progress and give each other feedback on each step of the process.Students must prepare a written (word processed) handout for presentation of each step.
Trimmer, J. (2012). A guide to MLA documentation. Wadsworth.
Attendance is crucial. Any absence without advance notice will result in severe penalties. Effort towards timely completion of the assignments is also essential.
Evaluation will be based on attendance, preparation for class, timely completion of the assignments, and quality of research and writing
１．Introduction: Share annotated bibliographies ２．Presentation of detailed sentence outline and work schedule (1) ３．Presentation of detailed sentence outline and work schedule (2) ４．Review of plagiarism, MLA guidelines, paraphrasing, quoting, and summarizing ５．Presentation of design for data collection (1) ６．Presentation of design for data collection (2) ７．Workshop: Chapter 1 (First draft, revised outline, and list of references) ８．Presentation of materials for data collection (1)(Ex. questionnaires, description of procedure) ９．Presentation of materials for data collection (2)(Ex. questionnaires, description of procedure) 10．Workshop: Chapter 1 (Second draft, revised outline, and list of references) 11．Presentation of plan for data analysis 12．Presentation of preliminary data analysis (1) 13．Presentation of preliminary data analysis (2) 14．Presentation of Chapter 1 (Third Draft), revised sentence outline for Chapter 2, and list of references 15．Presentation of Chapter 1 (Third Draft), revised sentence outline for Chapter 2, and list of references
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