Monthly Archives: June 2010

Computer trouble

Y’all might need a laugh right about now.

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Tip: Avoiding plagiarism

I’ve looked at a  number of your research journals and already I’m seeing entries that could be classed as having been plagiarised, i.e., you have not cited your sources correctly; you have not used quote marks and page numbers to … Continue reading

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Tip: How to read informational texts

I went over this in tutes, but here it is again. Don’t read informational texts (e.g., journal articles and monographs) as if you are reading texts with a narrative or a storyline (e.g., novels). Informational texts are about ideas and … Continue reading

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Tip: Writing a conclusion

Just as there are ‘moves’ to an introduction, so are there ‘moves’ to a conclusion: Make a generalisation about what you’ve just written or presented Draw out any implications Point to directions for future research or study Here’s an example … Continue reading

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Tip: Writing an introduction

There are four ‘moves’ to an introduction to an academic piece; you can use them to introduce your research analyses. Lay out the field or context Describe the current thinking and/or research in the area Identify a problem, i.e., something … Continue reading

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Research analysis: Examples with comments

Here are some model research analyses (with commentary) for you to look at — one from Louise and one from Amy in the graduate group. They are each a little different, but both demonstrate exactly what I am looking for, … Continue reading

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Self-directed learning 3: Explore, analyse and write up ICT showcases

Check out some of the ICT showcases at e-learning potential. Analyse them by asking questions as you explore: How has the teacher used ICT in the classroom? What arguments is the teacher putting forward for this approach? What are the … Continue reading

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