Research Design This study will use a qualitative, descriptive research methodology. Qualitative research can be defined as an overarching concept of several forms of research which help to illuminate and explain the meaning of phenomenon in social settings (Merriam, 1998). The data collection methodologies included in qualitative research are observations, interviews, and analysis of written documents and artifacts (Patton, 2002). The interview using the guide questions will allow for greater analysis of individual depth and detail. The case study method is the preferred choice of methodology given that it allows the researcher to explore additional avenues of information that may arise in the case study of the participating higher education institution (HEI).
Lastly, I weaved in evidence and real life stories that would help appeal to my readers. This process was very helpful for me to use because it kept my thoughts organized and allowed me to stay on topic throughout my essay. I feel like I was able to really get my point across with how I approached my essays throughout this class in using this type of process, but also in making smart writing
1. Chapter 10 I learned the different between integrate by bowered material (such as quotation, paraphrase or summary) and synthesize strategies by use together your own ideas with ideas of others in page 246 -247. Absolutely, the writing with rescoring is important for an essay to support the information by specific example or give the reader some feedback. In my opinion, if you write the essay, should be provide your main idea by some resources, summarize or quotations to make the essay more interesting. And, you need to write all the negative and positive things by use quotes, paraphrase and summary to present all the sides in your argument, it is very helpful to develop your writing skills.
After reading Richard Maruis’ essay, “Writing Drafts” and the article, “Daily Writing Tips” by Ali Hale, I found the article by Hale more useful. I feel it is more useful because it sort of gives you step by step directions, whereas Maruis gives you a variety of options. I find it helps me understand something better when it is broken down into sections. Every writer has a different writing style. Maruis’ proposes and explains different writing styles with great detail; Hale’s article get straight to the point.
If I take more time to edit my essay and make it well thought out and clear to others, I should be able to have a better structure and correct grammar. For my word choice, I should look up easy words and find synonyms to them to expand my knowledge and vocabulary. My overall writing process for this was incubation, reading the speech multiple times and marking it up, writing my thoughts on paper and researching the rhetorical appeals to better understand them, and then writing my paper and editing. It effected my end process by helping me understand and convey clearly to others what the speech meant and what appeals were used, however, if I spent more time prewriting, my essay could have been
Specific ways in which the build theory can be advantageous include, an increase in innovative learning and greater cognitive flexibility (Garland, Frederickson, Kring, Johnson, Meyer, & Penn, 2010). Cognitive flexibility, in particular, is extremely important because it serves as a catalyst for improving skills such as accurate problem solving and improved creativity or brainstorming. Applying the broaden and build theory into my own experience completing the intervention was unequivocally that most valuable part. More specifically, the act of physically writing to someone and expressing my gratitude and thanks allowed me to connect with others and even embark upon new challenges, two quintessential aspects of the broaden theory. For example, during the third intervention I wrote an e-mail to a man by the name of Christian LeBlanc.
Author E.M. Forster once said, “How do I know what I think until I see what I say?”(Forster). Academic writing has the ability to reveal the students inscribed thoughts and opinions in ways that may surprise even them. The better get at writing analytically, the easier it is for them to apply those skills to other aspects of their life. People who write in journals often find it a useful form of exploring self-awareness (Ribeiro 2015). By writing down student ideas and perspectives in essays, even in non-academic disciplines, they hone their own expression skills, identify patterns, observed events and consider possible solutions.
Credibility allows the researcher to verify their interpretations and accuracy of their perspective by returning for further interviews with the participants (LoBiondo-Wood & Haber, 2014, p. 126). Credibility also refers to how believable the research findings are or the true value of the study. The additional interviews following the examination of data analysis will broaden the study’s credibility. Auditability is the participant showing accountability of the information provided and the transfer of raw data into research findings (LoBiondo-Wood & Haber, 2014, p. 126). During this study, a detailed description of the participants’ personal experience, environment, and circumstances will be given in a way that others can
I am now able to see the areas in which I lack in but I also recognize my strengths as well. To become a precise writer, you have to take the initiatives that will help you do so. These initiatives consist of working on different academic genres, planning and organizing material, identifying purpose and audience and for revising intentionally. It is also includes reading different types of texts and learning how to understand a writer’s argument and respond to the ideas of others. I believe that I am more than prepared to take on EH 102.
The Curious Writer had helped me understand learning goals #2 & #3 by providing examples, description and different scenarios to the topic. This allowed me to refresh my memory, of the basic writing process, grammars, and punctuation. Throughout this book it always bring back the two motive for writing which is to communicate and to discover. This book provided me with exercise that are similar to the ones I’m required to do while working on my in class or take home ‘essay. In chapter 1, they quoted that “Critical thinking and making connection between reading and writing is a good way for us to practice our writing by the influence of others”.