Moves analysis of the scientific thesis introductions of the Grade 12 STEM students of the University of the East-Caloocan Campus
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Scientific research has been known for presenting tangible solution to industrial, environmental, and economical problems. There’s no other way for this research genre to present its importance effectively but to establish a research problem (niche) using its introduction. Despite its importance, thesis introductions have been overlooked throughout the years. Its ultimate communicative purpose is to convince the reader of the present research’s worthiness before diving deep into the entire paper. Using content and top-bottom analysis, this study described the implementation of the John Swales’ CARS (Create A Research Space) model (2004) of 24 scientific thesis introductions (Background of the Study) of the Grade 12 STEM students of the University of the East-Caloocan Campus. It was found out that the CARS model was fully utilized in all moves but manifests difficulty in Move 2: Establishing the niche (problem). Findings of this study suggests that strategies in reviewing the literature should be given focus to improve M1S3(Reviewing items of previous research) and Move 2.
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