Bernardo University of Santo Tomas Abstract Research paper writing remains an uninteresting and unexciting activity for many university students. They may not have realized its indispensable value in their respective disciplines and target workplaces.
Further, I wanted students to realize that while their story was original, the information they used was not their own. So I had them include endnotes crediting the sources of their facts. This not only taught them about documentation; it also made it much easier for me to monitor the number of facts they included.
Carrying Out the Project When I initially announced that we would begin our research project, the usual groans of despair filled the room. However, after I explained that I intended to try something different, the mood changed.
I heard murmurs of "Sweet," "Cool," and "Awesome"; some students even clapped when they heard that they could be creative and still be involved in research. In my nine years of teaching, that was a first! The engagement my students demonstrated with this assignment was evident in the quality of their stories.
Even more revealing was the quality of the insights they shared in the required cover letter. The combination of researching and creating an original story was very appealing to them. I had successfully achieved one of my goals: Many shared Lawrence's perspective: The Invasion of Normandy Some shining examples of quality research resulted.
Perhaps the best paper came from Aaron, who not only chose to write about the invasion of Normandy, but also took an unusual slant by using a German soldier as his narrator. He explains, I chose to take the viewpoint of a German soldier for this topic because I had never seen it done before; most of the time, when this topic is chosen, people chose to take the Allies' viewpoint.
An Axis narrator seemed unique and offered a more challenging perspective to write from. I had to find facts that the German defenders would be concerned with, not facts that would have been significant to Allies alone.
His account begins when a German soldier intercepts portions of a radio broadcast of what he believes to be a speech by General Eisenhower rallying his troops for the upcoming battle. The radio operator was saying "It sounds like they're planning an invasion.
They aren't serious, are they? Of anyone in the nd Division, he was by far the most confident about the strength of the Atlantic Wall and its designer, Oberbefehlshaber Rundstred.
And that big barbwire mound. They'd have to get past that! And if they did, well, they'd still have to get past those trenches outside, then up 30 meters up the cliffs. They don't stand a chance. It came again, and again, closer and closer. A second later, the entire bunker was shuttering under the impact of what had to be a bomb.
What was going on? We made our way into the bomb shelter on level ground. My entire battalion was down there. We waited for hours while the bombs continued dropping. Akaim managed to get a radio working; we received reports that this was happening all along the Wall.
It had to be about five in the morning before we noticed the barrage had stopped. We were so relieved. About a half an hour after we had resurfaced Rudolf gave a sudden intake of breath. He handed me the binoculars and directed me towards the horizon. I dropped the specs over the side of the bunker out of shock.
Aaron goes on to relate the eventual defeat of the German army. His narrative is loaded with facts that include the designer of the wall, the weaponry, the landscape, the German trench system along the beach, known as Widerstandnesters, and the time frame.
One specific fact Aaron uncovered really sticks out to me as an example of "stuffing" his account with detail that was accurately researched.Creative Ways of Teaching Research Paper Writing by Alejandro S.
Bernardo University of Santo Tomas Abstract Research paper writing remains an uninteresting and unexciting activity for . Jun 08, · Creative ways to teach research paper writing. Contact Us. About us. Studyisles was established with the primary aim of recruiting and placing students in top universities in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada and many other leading universities in .
Creative Ways of Teaching Research Paper Writing by Alejandro S. Bernardo University of Santo Tomas Abstract Research paper writing remains an uninteresting and unexciting activity for many university students. How to Write a Research Paper Teaching Yourself From the outset, keep in mind one important point: Writing a research paper is in part about learning how to teach yourself.
Long after you leave college, you will continue learning about the world and its vast complexities. There is no better way to hone the skills of life-long learning than. I believe in the importance of teaching research, but my experience has led me to this conclusion: teachers of younger secondary students need to break away from the traditional research paper and turn to alternatives to engage students in the process while teaching research skills.
A Survival Guide for Teaching Students How to Write Research Papers was written by former Teachers Network web mentor, Lisa Kihn, a math and language arts teacher at Nevin Platt Middle School in Boulder, Colorado.