Mentoring Undergraduates in Their Research Proposal Writing: EFL Students in Taiwan


  • Ya-Hui Kuo Wenzao Ursuline College of Languages
  • Jean Chiu Wenzao Ursuline College of Languages



Many colleges and universities in Taiwan have incorporated research courses into the school curriculum in an effort to meet the demands of higher education. However, not much research has emphasized EFL (English as a Foreign Language) college students' research writing needs in Taiwan. For this reason, the purpose of this research project is to investigate pedagogical strategies to help EFL students in Taiwan write research papers in the following four stages: choosing a topic, forming the research question, writing a literature review with critical thinking, and selecting proper methodology and method. This study uses a qualitative research method to explore students' needs in research proposal writing under the guidance of the instructors. The goal of this research is to discover the critical elements that affect the success or failure of Taiwanese students' research proposals.