Outline of Paper
Abstract (Usually about 150 – 200 words and not counted as part of the word count)
The abstract is the ‘hook’ into the academic paper/essay. Draws the reader in the sparks their interest.
Key Words: 5 – 8 words (metalanguage)
Introduction (250 words)
- No need to use a heading for an Introduction
- Provides a road map for the paper
Literature Review (750 words)
- Frames the topic you are discussing by drawing on the background readings
- Supports discussion and reasons why we might teach in a particular way in the classroom – pedagogies, the importance of diverse approaches
- This needs to be an indepth discussion on a focused area
- Well developed and uses the literature to support the discussion by in text citations and a small number of direct quotations eg 2 – 3 ( not slabs of quotations – just a few words)
AC: English (250 words)
- Some reference to cross curricular perhaps
- This can be interwoven with throughout the discussion if this works for you rather than a separate section.
Classroom practice (750 words)
- Examples of activity or possibility to back up what has been said in the literature review
- How will what you have discussed above be enacted in the classroom?
- Back up with literature
Conclusion (200 words)
Draws the discussion to a close and does not add new material
- Reference list must be formatted in APA style (6th edition).
- No dot points.
- Use hanging indent.
- Check the online resource at the library for further information
- Peer reviewed journal articles are best
- Reference the curriculum documents
- Not wikipeidia
- Not websites that cannot be verified
- This is an academic paper. Please do not use statements such as:
- ‘it is a fantastic way’
‘it is a great way’
- I believe, I hope, I think
- kids (children or students is the correct term)
- the teacher will make the students ……do something. Really? Why would that be good pedagogical practice!
- PLEASE USE THE APPROPRIATE METALANGUAGE
- Word counts are approximate but provide a ball park figure.