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Effective Academic Writing

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This course develops skills used in writing applied research papers for a university-level audience. Students will explore topics such as effective persuasion, rhetorical concepts, and argument analysis. This course may also review elements of grammar, mechanics, style, and proper documentation of sources.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

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

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    Prewriting, Outlining, and Thesis Statements

    • Draft a thesis statement.
    • Recognize your primary audience.
    • Write topic sentences to begin drafting your paper.
    • Use principles of rhetoric to structure your arguments.

    Drafting An Argumentative Essay

    • Review the relevance, reliability, and objectivity of sources in your paper, and revise as necessary.
    • Revise thesis statements and topic sentences.
    • Demonstrate effective summarizing and paraphrasing in writing an argumentative essay.

    Writing Persuasively

    • Apply the characteristics of persuasive writing in a written argumentative essay.
    • Apply writing conventions for specific disciplines.
    • Combine written and visual elements effectively in a presentation.
    • Prepare a persuasive explanation for career applications.

    Inside Academic Writing

    • Apply the rules of basic English grammar, word usage, and sentence style.
    • Describe components of rhetorical context.
    • Apply rhetorical analysis to academic writing.

    The Role of Research in Academic Writing

    • Describe components of developing an argument
    • Analyze sources as supportive of an argument.
    • Create an annotated bibliography of scholarly sources.
    • Apply APA formatting style.
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