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Introduction To Research For College Writing

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This course introduces students to the research process with emphasis on academic applicability. Students will gather and utilize primary and secondary data and information through the exploration of digital libraries, the Internet, and other sources of information. Students will analyze and evaluate sources in the course of preparing a research paper with an additional focus on the responsible use of information and correct documentation.

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.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    The Research Process

    • Differentiate between intentional and unintentional plagiarism.
    • Utilize various university research writing tools.
    • Describe the purpose of research in academic writing.
    • Explain basic research terminology.

    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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