Using computer supported reasoning mapping to teach EFL learners critical reasoning and academic writing
Keywords:ComputerSupported Argument Mapping (CSAM), critical reasoning, English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
This paper describes how computer-generated argument mapping has been successfully incorporated in an English for Academic Purposes program to train Indonesian students en route to postgraduate studies in Australia,how to construct evidence-based logical reasoning in their English academic writing and also to critically follow the flow of reasoning in the English academic texts they read. This paper attempts to demonstrate,with reference to student sample work, that training students in the use of reasoning mapping software to diagram reasoning makes the complex pyramid hierarchical structure of logical reasoning far more easily understandable and aids them in being able to create well-reasoned academic writing in English.
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