How does student’s socioeconomic status affect their academic achievements in a year five literacy class?
Topic: Literature Review – How does student’s socioeconomic status affect their academic achievements in a year five literacy class?
Literature Review- 40%
This assignment requires you to identify an area of research. My research question is how does student’s socioeconomic status affect their academic achievements in a year five literacy class?
You might not be able to find peer reviewed articles on year 5’s but you will find some on middle primary for example. The purpose of this review is to provide reader with depth, breadth, scope of the research topic. ACADEMIC WRITING IS REQUIRED. REALLY GOOD ENGLISH AND SENTENCE STRUCTURE IS REQUIRED. ALL must be paraphrased and in own words with extensive in text and end text references.
You need to access the Curtin University scholarly data bases which are available to you through the library and locate between 20 and 30 peer reviewed research articles on your topic area. I will provide you with my username and password to find the articles. The cut off date for all journal articles is 2005. These can be sourced from Australian and overseas settings. Try to avoid books and popular media information as the review needs to represent the latest research findings by scholars in the field. Take notes as you read the literature and begin to search for the major themes as you go- make note of these.
Your review needs to include the following headings:
Introduction- this should include:The nature of the focus area under review; The basis for the selection of the topic; Definitions in use.
The main body- this should include:
• Current research studies you have located;?The major questions that are being asked in your selected articles;?The current findings from your selected articles;?The major themes you have located throughout the literature you selected; The general conclusions that are being drawn
• definitions you found useful
• current key research studies
• principal questions that are being asked by previous researchers
• some current findings about your focus area
research methodologies and data collection methods that have been used by other researchers
Conclusion- this should include: A summary of the major agreements and disagreements about the focus area;
Any implications of the design of the research in the articles for the overall approach for your own research project.The length of the review should be no more than a maximum of 3000 words not including cover page and references. APA 6th ed reference list. No long quotes. Only short quotes then discuss it in your own words. Use headings for each paragraph (introduction, conclusion etc)