comm112 | undergraduate
Introduction To Research For College Writing
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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The Research Process
- Utilize various university research writing tools.
- Describe the purpose of research in academic writing.
- Explain basic research terminology.
- Differentiate between intentional and unintentional plagiarism.
Gathering and Evaluating Sources
- Describe methods used to find and narrow a topic.
- Evaluate sources of information.
- Conduct online research appropriate for a college-level research project.
- Develop a thesis statement.
- Differentiate between primary and secondary research.
Drafting the Paper in Academic Style
- Create an outline.
- Describe the components of an academic paper.
- Apply appropriate methods for documenting sources.
Writing a Rough Draft
- Evaluate student writing through peer review.
- Compose a rough draft of the research paper.
- Apply formatting and citing consistent with APA guidelines.
Revising, Proofreading, and Final Draft
- Compose the final draft of an academic research paper.
- Evaluate the use of feedback in the writing process.
- Construct a reference page.
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