This course builds upon the foundations established in COM/155. 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.
Identify the steps in the research writing process.
Complete a research plan based on a chosen topic.
Explain the purpose of research-writing.
Completing the Research Paper
Use appropriate style, tone, and mechanics, and correct Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) formatting in a research paper.
Write an academic research paper.
Revising the Research Paper
Apply organization, cohesion and transitions correctly.
Apply feedback and writing tools in the revision process.
Drafting an Introduction and a Conclusion
Write a conclusion for a research paper.
Write an introduction for a research paper.
Drafting the Research Paper
Apply Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association style guidelines to writing, citations, and format.
Use sentence variety, sentence clarity, and parallel structure appropriately.
Create the body paragraphs of a research paper from an outline.
Develop and organize appropriate support for a thesis in a research paper.
Construct an outline for a research paper.
Writing a Thesis
Analyze source materials to determine how they support or refute the thesis statement.
Identify primary support materials related to a thesis.
Develop a thesis statement for a research paper.
Working with Sources
Apply Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association style guidelines for citing and referencing sources.
Demonstrate how to summarize, paraphrase, and quote research sources according to Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
Identify the major components of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association style guide
Gathering and Evaluating Information
Evaluate the credibility of sources.
Identify strategies for gathering reliable information.
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