Milrood R.P., Gunina N.A.Action Research into Technology-Assisted Writing
for Publication // Journal "Problems of Contemporary Science and Practice" Vernadsky University , Tambov. TSTU publisher house , 2019. (pdf-file) Abstract: The paper summarizes the findings of the study
of the technology-assisted approach to teaching academic writing
to graduate students. The purpose of the research was to verify the
effectiveness of the software interactive tool, Academic Discourse
Organizer (ADO), designed at Tambov State Technical University.
The ADO, based on the guided approach to writing, navigates
the learners through the writing process, teaching them to present
the findings of the research in a user-friendly format.
The study involved two groups of students learning to write
a research paper in English. The teaching in the experimental group
was organized using the ADO, while the control group had
traditional classes. The study confirmed the hypothesis that
technology-assisted teaching facilitates the learning process and
helps graduate students to acquire the necessary writing skills faster.
The user-friendliness of the tool and its functions help students
to accomplish their writing goals more effectively.