Answered By: Nicole Montgomery
Last Updated: Jan 11, 2019     Views: 102

Chunking a research paper into its constituent parts (e.g., topic proposal, annotated bibliography, draft submissions, etc.) using distinct activities and feedback can model the research process for students and help them to master difficult or abstract research concepts and methods. 

The results often will be stronger assignments and deeper interactions with the source content. See How To Scaffold a Research Assignment (and an alternative tutorial on this process).


Adapted from SUNY Empire State College's Assignment Design Resources, Oberlin College Libraries' Scaffolding a Research Project, and University of Toronto Scarborough's Centre for Teaching and Learning Assignment Scaffolding Example.


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