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Course level: Graduate
This 3-week, online course provides incoming doctoral students with an introduction to advanced communication strategies to demonstrate their readiness to take next steps in their intellectual/doctoral journey through iterative improvements to critical thinking and writing skills by applying faculty feedback, writing resources, and personal insights to a doctoral-level writing assignment. Competency A: Demonstrate the ability to make sense of and create an effective response to faculty feedback that promotes continuous improvement of critical thinking and scholarly writing. Competency B: Evaluate information from multiple sources to create original, substantive analysis and synthesis. Competency C: Apply the scholarship-practice-leadership model to a specific discipline or field. Competency D: Demonstrate an understanding of the adverse effects of plagiarism on scholarly communication. Competency E: Demonstrate doctoral program readiness through professionalism, timeliness, thoroughness, and accountability for one's performance.