An app for final year project writing: A case study

Yuk Wan Grace Lim, Ivan Wang-Hei Ho

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Abstract

Final year project writing is a challenging task due to the demands in the skills students have to master, which include writing skills, time management, and communication skills. The writing would be a pain particularly for engineering students whose study emphasises technical knowledge and theoretical concepts. Research has shown that digital tools can help increase the possibility for multi-modal supervision and lead to higher student satisfaction (Del Rio et al, 2018; Stoneham & Essop, 2014)
This presentation explores the impact of a mobile app that aims to enhance engineering students’ language resources when completing a long writing. The data for the presentation were collected from multiple sources: textual analysis of students’ writing, student and supervisor interview, and student browsing behaviour of the app. It aims to explore the correlation between the use of the app and the quality of writing as reflected by the grades. (145 words).

References
Stoneham, R., & Essop, A. (2014). Supervision tracking: Improving the student and staff experience for projects and dissertations. Compass: Journal of Learning and Teaching, 5(9), 1-5. Retrieved from https://journals.gre.ac.uk/index.php/compass/article/viewFile/109/164
Del Río, M. L., Díaz-Vázquez, R., & Maside Sanfiz, J. M. (2018). Satisfaction with the supervision of undergraduate dissertations. Active Learning in Higher Education, 19(2), 159-172.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusNot published / presented only - 20 May 2021
Event3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum 2021 - Online
Duration: 20 May 202122 May 2021
https://fypapp.edc.polyu.edu.hk/conference/EAC2021/programme.html

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum 2021
Abbreviated titleEAC2021
Period20/05/2122/05/21
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