Instructional Videos

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Video 01: Introduction

Video 02: Characteristics and Purposes of Academic Writing

Video 03: Academic vs. Non-Academic Writing

  • Who wrote it and where was it published?
  • "Blind" peer review process
  • Example types of academic writing
  • Examples on non-academic writing
  • PPT Slides & PDF Slides

Video 04: Major Types of Academic Writing

Video 05: How to Write Like an Academic

Video 06: The Outline

Video 07: Writing a Paper: How to Begin

  • Locate an article & review it
  • Locate a book & review it
  • Locate more sources
  • Reverse outline each source
  • Write an annotated bibliography
  • Write an outline
  • Use the outline to write the paper
  • PPT Slides & PDF Slides

Video 08: Writing a Paper: Helpful Strategies

Video 09: Parts of Your Paper

  • Part 1 – Introduction
  • Part 2 – The body of the paper
  • Part 3 – Conclusions
  • Part 4 – References
  • PPT Slides & PDF Slides

Video 10: The Importance of a Literature Review in Writing a Research Paper

  • Scholarly writing builds on a literature review
  • Why we do a literature review
  • Literature review in a formal research study
  • Types of sources for a literature review
  • The literature review process
  • Selecting databases for the literature review
  • Searching the library database
  • Evaluating library sources found
  • Examples
  • PPT Slides & PDF Slides

Video 11: Evaluating Internet Resources

  • Why to evaluate websites
  • Criteria for evaluation (CRAAP Test)
    • Currency
    • Relevance
    • Authority
    • Accuracy
    • Purpose
  • Further resources to study CRAAP test
  • PPT Slides & PDF Slides

Video 12: Challenges and Issues in Writing Academic Papers in English

  • Definition of academic writing
  • Problems for second language writers
  • Problems for Chinese students
  • Chinese writing style differences
  • English academic writing style
  • English writing standards
  • Chinese writing conventions
  • Colloquial habits in writing
  • Telling vs showing in writing
  • PPT Slides & PDF Slides