Academic Writing

Understandings

The English language learner will understand that determining the type of academic paper depends on the purpose. Identifying the type of academic paper provides the reader with a philosophical (worldview) perspective necessary to critique a given work (e.g., book or article review).

Essential questions

  • Why write an academic paper?
  • How do writers present multiple perspectives and why is this necessary?
  • How do writers determine the type of academic paper that is most appropriate?
  • How do writers construct essential questions based on a problem regarding a particular book and/or article?

Enabling Knowledge

  • academic writing versus other types of writing
  • types of academic papers: literature review, research paper, case study, action research, field study

Subskills

  • How to write a book/article review

Assessment

  • Informal discussions
  • Academic prompts

Week 4 (Sept. 3 - Sept. 9, 2012)

Readings/Videos


Activities

  • Find an article that you have used in your five-paragraph essay or one that you plan to use for your literature review. Write a review of this article.

Outcomes

  • Write an article review (first draft)

Week 5 (Sept. 10-16, 2012)

Readings

Activities

  • For Friday (September 14, 2012), upload your article review by creating your own wiki. Follow the template as described in this video.
  • Create a link to your wiki below.
Eli Mata | Monita Aguilar | Marcela | abdel cardenas | Indie♥ | Cuauhtémoc | Jess Díaz | Collazo | Noe Alonso | Karol | Alondra | Cecii | Alby
Daniel Hdz | Gerardo García | Rocio Flores | Chris Torres | Aimee | Victor Figueroa

Outcomes

  • Write a critical article review.

Week 6 (Sept. 17-23, 2012)

Readings

Activities

  • For Friday (September 14, 2012), upload your article review by creating your own wiki. Follow the template as described in this video.
  • Create a link to your wiki below.
Eli Mata | Monita Aguilar | Marcela | abdel cardenas | Indie♥ | Cuauhtémoc | Jess Díaz | Collazo | Noe Alonso | Karol | Alondra | Cecii | Alby
Daniel Hdz | Gerardo García | Rocio Flores | Chris Torres | Aimee | Victor Figueroa | Madisol

Outcomes

  • Write a critical article review.