Scaffolding support mechanism for writing cause and effect essays

Jia Jiunn Lo*, Yu Ru Chen, Shiou-Wen Yeh

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Abstract

This research develops a scaffolding environment to enhance English writing instruction that provides process-oriented writing supports for cause and effect essays. It enhances students' experiences in writing planning and translating processes by helping students realize step-by-step nature of technical English writing. The scaffolding support, based on the topic, will guide students to write essays step-by-step. The "step-by-step" writing process scaffolding support mechanism for "cause and effect" essays is divided into two phases. Phase I support guides the student to define the essay structure. Phase II support guides the student to define key elements of each paragraph. By examining and managing the writing processes, students shall be able to understand the act of writing cause and effect essays.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2009 International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Software Engineering, CiSE 2009
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2009
Event2009 International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Software Engineering, CiSE 2009 - Wuhan, China
Duration: 11 Dec 200913 Dec 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2009 International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Software Engineering, CiSE 2009

Conference

Conference2009 International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Software Engineering, CiSE 2009
CountryChina
CityWuhan
Period11/12/0913/12/09

Keywords

  • Cause and effect essay
  • Scaffolding
  • Writing process
  • Writing support

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    Lo, J. J., Chen, Y. R., & Yeh, S-W. (2009). Scaffolding support mechanism for writing cause and effect essays. In Proceedings - 2009 International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Software Engineering, CiSE 2009 [5366690] (Proceedings - 2009 International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Software Engineering, CiSE 2009). https://doi.org/10.1109/CISE.2009.5366690