Arabic culture influences on second language acquisition.
The culture to be used Arabic culture.
Second Language to be used English language.
This paper has to be 6 pages without Table of Contents, Abstract and Reference list, please make sure that you follow the instructions below:
Double check that you have good citation of references both in your text and in the reference list. This applies to every work you submit to your supervisor (i.e. thesis statement, first and final drafts).
Make sure to COMPLETELY AVOID PLAGIARISM. There are two kinds of plagiarism:
A. Copying others’ work without citation (e.g. copying from a website and not mentioning that website in-text and/or in the reference list).
B. Copying others’ words as if they are yours. This is when you cite the reference you quoted directly from and fail to use direct quotation: (use quotation marks if the quoted text is fewer than 40 words and an indented paragraph if the quoted text is more than 40 words). Please note that it is not acceptable to have all of your literature review section quoted directly.
Every reference you use MUST be cited twice:
(1) In the text (e.g. in the literature review section). This can be done in two ways:
a. When copying the words of other authors, the reference is cited within the paragraph you are quoting from, right after you use quotation marks, for example: “Knowledge is fundamental” Hardy, 2002, pp. 23-45.
b. When reporting the words of others in your own words, the reference is cited within the paragraph, for example:
Hardy (2002) suggests that knowledge is essential.
In his book The Importance of Knowledge, Hardy (2002) showed how knowledge is very important.
(2) In the reference list at the end of your submitted work. Refer to the instructions for creating a reference list at the end of section (7) below.
7- Your first draft MUST INCLUDE ALL of the following sections:
A. Title H. Research Methodology
B. Table of Contents I. Ethical Consideration (Only if you are collecting
C. Abstract data from participants. Not required for all topics.)
D. Introduction J. Limitations of the study
E. Literature review K. Expected Results
F. Significance of Research L. References
G. Research Question M. Appendix (Only if needed. See below.)
Here is a brief description of each of these sections:
Write the title of your research proposal on the first page (cover page) with your name and academic number. The title needs to be specific. For example:
Language Acquisition is general
Language Acquisition is still general
Using X to Improve Reading Skills of Students at the Elementary Stage (a study on students at Y school in Z city) is acceptable because it is a specific title.
B. Table of Contents
Add a table of contents on the second page that shows each of the sections below with the page number of each section.
This is a one paragraph summary of your research proposal.
Here you provide the reader with overview and background information about the topic.
E. Literature review
Your literature review section should have two to four quotes or brief summaries of what other researchers said about the topic you are researching, and your own comments on these quotes. See here for more information: http://faculty.mwsu.edu/psychology/Laura.Spiller/Experimental/sample_apa_style_litreview.pdf
F. Significance of Research
This section should include why the topic is important and worthy of being researched, and why other researchers should be interested in reading about it.
G. Research Question(s)
Here you state the problem(s) you are going to research.
H. Research Methodology
Your methodology section should include description of how you will conduct your research, what tools you will use and how these tools will help you answer your research question(s).
I. Ethical Considerations
Here you should explain how you will follow research ethics when you deal with your research participants. You only need to include this section if you have research participants. Follow this link for more information: http://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/resources/bioethics/whatis/
J. Limitations of the Study
The limitations of the study section should include any factors that may limit your research. For example factors of time, place and sample size… etc.
K. Expected Results
Here you try to predict what results will come out of your research after you complete it.
L. Reference list:
Please note that every reference you use should be cited twice:
a. within the text of your proposal (e.g. in the literature review section). You can refer to section number 6 above for more details on in-text citation.
b. in the reference list (i.e. at the end of your proposal) as explained below:
Use correct citation of references as in the following example:
In your text, you took information from a book called “The Importance of Knowledge” written by an author called Alex Hardy in the year 2002, and published by the publisher Penguin Books in the city of New York. To properly add this work to your reference list, you need to format it as follows:
Hardy, A. (2002). The Importance of Knowledge. New York: Penguin Books.
References should be organized alphabetically.
You can use this site to make citation easier for you: http://www.citethisforme.com/cite/book
Here is a guide how to cite websites in your references: http://www.easybib.com/reference/guide/apa/website
Note: Some research proposals might also need to include the following section:
Here you include the questionnaires, interview questions tests, translated texts… etc. or any other tools and extra data you use in your research. ( please do not use interview)