The Development of a Self-Study Application For Japanese Academic Writing Using a Paragraph Writing Method
Nobuko Iki, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Japan ; Junji Shibasaki, The Open University of Japan, Japan
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Victoria, Canada ISBN 978-1-939797-03-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
In this study, we developed an application to help novice writers learn how to write papers or reports in Japanese for academic purposes, based on the method of a five paragraph structure and rhetorical functions. Previously, we had surveyed students’ writing and found that many students did not know how to argue in reports or papers using a paragraph-based essay structure. In this report, a paragraph is defined as containing one topic sentence and supporting sentences, all on the same theme. Most students have experienced English paragraphs either while writing or reading, but it is hard for them to apply the paragraph structure to Japanese writing. In addition, some students do not know a Japanese writing method exists for academic writing. Nor are students familiar with using rhetorical functions to write academic papers. In this study, we seek easier ways for novice writers to learn the foundation of Japanese academic writing.
Iki, N. & Shibasaki, J. (2013). The Development of a Self-Study Application For Japanese Academic Writing Using a Paragraph Writing Method. In J. Herrington, A. Couros & V. Irvine (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2013--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 78-85). Victoria, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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