This nine-week course focuses on developing the research, writing, and evaluation skills of entry-level college students. Topical areas include information utilization, critical reading, organization, and documentation as they relate to a major research paper. Students will continue to build their writing skills as they incorporate outside feedback and explore various strategies to improve their arguments. Activities include preparing a research plan, creating an annotated bibliography, and completing a research paper.
Avoid plagiarism when writing quotes, paraphrases, and summaries.
Revising Your Project
Revise a research paper using feedback received from multiple sources.
Refining Your Claim
Develop a challenging thesis statement.
Predict the success of a research paper.
Organizing Your Project
Create an annotated bibliography.
Organize information in a logical sequence using an outline.
Gathering Ideas and Information
Demonstrate strategies for gathering information from a variety of sources.
Evaluate the credibility of different sources of information.
Drafting Your Project
Use statistics, graphs, and illustrations to improve the argument in a research paper.
Use correct tone, style, and mechanics in a research paper.
Completing Your Project
Develop a research paper.
Complete a research plan based on a chosen topic.
Choose an appropriate topic for a research-based project.
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