Researchers use four basic moves to show their work is
innovative and worth implementing.1
1. Establish the Significance
Explain why someone would care about this topic. You audience for this statement should
always be broader than the target audience of
Course Syllabus Spring 2015 Engineering 5194
Instructor: Mary Faure, Manager, Technical Communications, College of Engineering
Office: Hitchcock 303
Mailbox: 244 Hitchcock
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: M 11-12; WF 10-11 and other times with prior a
Using Conjunctive Transitions to Create Coherence
Here is a chart of the transitional devices (also called conjunctive adverbs or adverbial conjunctions)
accompanied with a simplified definition of function (note that some devices appear with more than on
Lexical Bundles for Establishing Novelty (ECE)
Researchers use four moves to show how their work is important, relevant, and new: (1)
explaining the significance of the research area, (2) describing the status quo or current state of
research in the field
Agenda for February 2, 2015
Review methods for organizing Abstracts and Introductions
Differing views are presented from sources.
Method One: IMRAD
Method Two: Significance and Gap
Complete an in-class activity to analyze texts using Method Two.
Excerpted from a document in Dr. Lisa Fiorentinis Project
INTRODUCTION & ABSTRACT
Is the topic of the project clear?
The topic of the project has been stated clearly
Is the research area clear?