RP_Intro_Moves_Handout_Yap - b c. by announcing principal...

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Moves in Research Paper Introductions Move 1 Establishing a research territory a. by showing that the general research area is important, central, interesting, problematic, or relevant in some way (optional) b. by introducing and reviewing items of previous research in the area (obligatory) Move 2 Establishing a niche a a. by indicating a gap in the previous research, or by extending previous knowledge in some way (obligatory) Move 3 Occupying the niche a. by outlining purposes or stating the nature of the present research (obligatory) b. by listing research questions or hypotheses
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Unformatted text preview: b c. by announcing principal findings b d. by stating the value of the present research b e. by indicating the structure of the RP b a In ecology, a niche is a particular microenvironment where a particular organism can thrive. In our case, a niche is a context where a particular piece of research makes particularly good sense. b Probable in some fields, but rare in others. Source: Swales, J. M., & Feak, C. B. (2004). Academic writing for graduate students: Essential tasks and skills (2 nd Edition). Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press....
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2012 for the course ESL 501 taught by Professor Spear,a during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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