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College of Humanities
Research Writing
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Course Description

Students focus on gathering research, evaluating and documenting sources, and developing a major research paper. Selected readings prompt discussion regarding bias, rhetorical devices, arguments, and counter arguments. Grammar exercises address commonly confused sets of words, modifiers, parallel structure, sentence variety, and sentence clarity.


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Course Materials

Associate Level Writing Style Handbook, available online at


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|Week One: Identifying Components of Argumentation | | |Details |Due |Points | |Objectives |Identify examples of bias, rhetorical devices, argumentation, and effective counterarguments. | | | | |Complete a research plan based on a chosen topic. | | | |Course Preparation |Read the course description and objectives. | | | | |Read the instructor’s biography in the Chat Room forum and post your own bio as a reply to the| | | | |“Bio Thread.” | | | |Reading |Read Appendix A. | | | |Reading |Read Ch. 1 of the Associate Level Writing Style Handbook. | | | |Reading |Read Appendix B. | | | |Reading |Read Appendix C. | | | |Reading |Read Appendix D. | | | |Reading |Review Appendix E for an overview of the research process. | | | |Nongraded Activities and|Resources: MyCompLab | | | |Preparation | | | | |Ideas and Topics |Review the following multimedia interactions on the student website: | | | | | | | |...
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