Prompt: . What is the role of learning strategies in second language acquisition according to the cognitive processing theory of SLA (be sure to explain the cognitive theory of SLA in your answer)? In addition, explain O’Malley and Chamot’s metacognitive, cognitive, and social strategies. What are some strengths and weaknesses of using learning strategies in the language classroom with students?
Rubric, Paper structure
o Cover page in APA format
o Abstract on its own page
o Includes an introduction, thesis, body, and conclusion
o Title repeated on first page of main content, centered, no bolding
o Main content 750-800 words in length [this count does not include cover page, abstract, or references.] This should be around 2.5 to 3 pages of content.
o APA section headings the reflect the content of the information in each section
o References beginning on their own page
o Page numbers
o Standard margins
o Does not include blank lines between paragraphs [in Microsoft, go to paragraphs – line spacing options – select ‘don’t add space between paragraphs of the same style’] o Does not include blank space for no reason inside the narrative
o Submitted as a word doc, not a PDF
o Provides appropriate information about cited studies to support the writer’s main discussion points. In other words, it is not sufficient to just provide a study’s conclusion; you must include data about the research question, participants, experiment design, and findings.
o Each paragraph includes a clear topic sentence and a connection back to the thesis or to the following paragraph- paragraphs should not end with a quote or paraphrase from a source
o In-text paraphrases cited in APA format: (Author last name, Year) for paraphrases
o Reference list in APA format and alphabetical order
o Minimum of 3 sources on reference list
o Sources published in or after 2010
o Uses only credible, appropriate sources- no master or doctoral theses!
o No quotes
o Uses terminology covered in TESOL courses
o Uses IPA to reference any phonemes [if applicable] o Explains terminology in your own words
o Proofread to reflect polished academic English; don’t forget to include punctuation in your proofreading and names of authors you cite