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Assisting Students in Writing by Examining How Their Ideas Are Connected

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Research proposal writing is an arduous process for students and instructors. The proposal must comply with requirements of academic guidelines, and is transformed into a thesis in some cases after several revisions by an adviser. In this paper we present an analyzer to identify the flow of concepts within proposal drafts, with the goal of aiding students to improve their drafting. We propose some novel methods integrated into our analyzer, which were designed considering the transitions of grammar constituents in Problem Statement, Justification and Conclusions sections. We performed experiments on corpora and we could identify anomalous paragraphs. In addition, our results show that graduate students produce better flow of conceptual sequences than undergraduate students.

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  • Research proposal writing
  • Draft Evaluation
  • Entity Grid

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López, S.G., López-López, A. (2014). Assisting Students in Writing by Examining How Their Ideas Are Connected. In: Mascio, T., Gennari, R., Vitorini, P., Vicari, R., de la Prieta, F. (eds) Methodologies and Intelligent Systems for Technology Enhanced Learning. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 292. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-07698-0_2

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