This course introduces students to the practices of reading and writing in scholarly contexts. Students will read and analyze scholarly journal articles from a variety of disciplines. They will also develop their abilities to compose in the genres and sub-genres of scholarly writing, including incorporating research and documentation in a grammatically correct style.
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
• Explain the relationship between style and the rhetorical situation of writing.
• Conduct critical analyses of a variety of texts from different disciplines by identifying and evaluating main ideas, dominant rhetorical patterns, and social and academic context.
• Employ a developmental process for writing that includes planning, organizing, researching, drafting, and editing.
• Compose different types of scholarly writing, e.g., summary, critical summary, literature review.
• Find and evaluate appropriate source material using a variety of search strategies;
• Document research material accurately using an appropriate documentation system, such as APA.
• Edit writing to ensure clear cohesive language, unified coherent paragraphs, and effective organizational structure.