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Syllabus for Advanced Research Writing (1302WRTG391C802)
(Left-click in this frame and then select File - Print Frame to print this page Course Description (Fulfills the general education requirement in upper-level advanced writing.) Prerequisite: WRTG 101 or WRTG 101S. Instruction and practice in academic research skills. The objective is to critically analyze scholarly sources and effectively integrate source material into a complex argument. Assignments include prewriting exercises, a critique, a critical annotated bibliography, a literature review, and a statement of proposed research. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ENGL 391, ENGL 391X, WRTG 391, or WRTG 391X. Course Introduction This course challenges you to refine writing skills that may have been introduced in earlier courses. In working through essay assignments, lectures, in-class activities, and research projects, you will learn about rhetorical strategies that will help you when completing advanced writing in your major, in graduate coursework, and in other situations in which analysis and research are required. The course emphasizes effective research and use of materials such as scholarly books, journal articles, and government statistics. The course covers the following four topics: 1. 2. 3. 4. Demonstrating Mastery of a Subject Developing and Justifying Ideas Encouraging Action Explaining and Evaluating Solutions.
Course Goals/Objectives After completing this course, you should be able to: 1. locate, organize, and evaluate diverse sources in order to critique current research and determine gaps in a research problem 2. apply the writing and research process to critically analyze scholarship in a field of study 3. integrate appropriate sources to construct unified, coherent, and well-supported paragraphs within complex arguments 4. demonstrate accurate grammar mechanics and
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