Presentation on theme: "Writing Action Research or Field Report"— Presentation transcript:
1 Writing Action Research or Field Report IntroductionAn Example ReportAPA StyleThe TitleOrganizationParagraphsEffective TransitionsStrategies for Writing a ConclusionPeer EditingIndividual Review MeetingsPresentations
2 The Title Use a subtitle to clarify what the report is about. Use a reasonably catchy title
3 An Example ReportFollow the College style requirements (paper size, margin, cover sheets).Table of contentsAbstractChapter 1: Introduction (purpose, importance, assumptions, definitions, research questions)Chapter 2: Review of the LiteratureChapter 3: Methods (subjects, setting, instrument, data collection procedures)Chapter 4: Result (include graphs or tables)Chapter 5: Discussion (including conclusion, recommendation, action plan)ReferencesAppendices
4 OrganizationThe key to your report is not brilliance or even inspiration, but organization.Use of headings and subheadingsUse of outline
5 The ParagraphUnity: The entire paragraph should concern itself with a single focus. If it begins with a certain point of discussion, it should not end with another or wander within different ideas.Coherence: Create logical or verbal bridges in your paragraphs to be coherent. For example, key words or synonymous words can be repeated in several sentences.A Topic Sentence: Put your topic sentence near the beginning of the paragraph.Adequate Development: It usually takes more than 1,2,or 3 sentences to have a fully developed paragraph.Do not use future tense in Ch. 1 verbs as you did with the proposal. Use past tense in data gathering section.
6 Effective Transitions Does your report have a nice flow ( continuity, or progression)?Use a lead-in sentence to introduce discussion of a new concept .The end of a paragraph can set up a clear connection to the next paragraph.One way to create a transition is to repeat a key word or phrase from the preceding paragraph.Use these transitional words to link complementary ideas : again, in addition, at the same time, in the same way, by the same token, similarly, likewise, hence, as a result, furthermore, moreover, secondly. To link conflicting ideas, use these words: in reality, in truth, on the other hand, on the contrary, nonetheless, however, in contrast.
7 The ConclusionPropose a course of action, possible approaches or solutions to the issue raised.Challenge the reader: Address ideas from a fresh perspective in order to encourage the reader to continue thinking about the topic .Looking to the future: Raise questions for future study.Describing the limitations of your study.Save a provocative or exciting insight or quotation for the conclusion.Echoing the introduction: Include something from the introduction (e.g. a detail, image, scenario, or example) to bring the report full cycle.
8 PresentationPresent your field or action research report to the rest of classYou are encouraged to use the Powerpoint to make your presentationIt is more of a celebration than an oral defense.GOOD LUCK !