Elements Of University Composition And Communication II –
This course builds upon the foundations established in COM/170. It addresses the various rhetorical modes necessary for effective college essays: narration, illustration, description, process analysis, classification, definition, comparison and contrast, cause and effect, and argumentation. In addition, requirements for research essays, including the use of outside sources and appropriate formatting, are considered.
Use appropriate style, tone, mechanics, and APA formatting in a research paper.
Apply feedback and writing tools in the revision process.
Write an academic research paper.
Drafting the Research Paper
Apply organization, cohesion, and transitions correctly.
Use sentence variety, sentence clarity, and parallel structure appropriately.
Apply APA style guidelines to a rough draft.
Create a rough draft of a research paper.
Writing a Thesis and Organizing Information
Construct an outline for a research paper.
Develop and organize appropriate support for a research paper.
Analyze source materials to determine how they support or refute the thesis statement.
Develop a thesis statement for a research paper.
Working With Sources
Demonstrate how to summarize, paraphrase, and quote research sources.
Identify the major components of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association style guide.
Identifying Components of Research Writing and Gathering and Evaluating Information
Evaluate the credibility of different types of sources.
Identify strategies for gathering reliable information.
Complete a research plan based on a chosen topic.
Identify the purpose and process of research writing.
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