Scaffolding Strategies in Academic Writing Employed by Thesis Advisers in the Graduate School

  • Hazel Jean M Abejuela Bukidnon State University


Instructional scaffolding is recognized as a vital component in advanced academic writing in higher education institutions. In particular, this paper described the task- enabling support provided by the graduate school of Bukidnon State University to ensure quality research outputs. Results of the study showed that thesis advisers provide an engaging research environment characterized by a high level of challenge and support; that scaffolding strategies are diverse in terms of mode, manner and means; that the effectiveness of these scaffolding strategies is perceived based on the advisees’ writing needs; and that the progression of scaffolding varies depending on the advisees’ abilities.