Analyze a Published Research Study: An Assignment to Scaffold Reading Challenging Academic Texts

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R. Mark Hall


"Analyze a Published Research Study" invites students to examine a published study's research methods to learn not only what a research report says, but also how the research was designed, carried out, and communicated. While this writing assignment was originally designed for an undergraduate course on research practices in literacy and composition, it may be used with both undergraduate and graduate students and may be appropriate for courses across the disciplines in which students study methods of scholarship. The primary goal of this assignment is to use writing as a mode of learning how to read scholarly research.

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Hall, R. M. (2019). Analyze a Published Research Study: An Assignment to Scaffold Reading Challenging Academic Texts. Prompt: A Journal of Academic Writing Assignments, 3(1).


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