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ENGL 5030-80 Graduate Academic Writing
Wednesdays: 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
Humanities room 221
ENGL 5030. GRADUATE ACADEMIC WRITING. (3) A course designed for all graduate students and intended to advance students’ understanding of expectations and conventions of graduate writing and research. Course content emphasizes content and structure of journal articles, abstracts, prospective, theses and dissertations, conventions and styles of academic discourse, paraphrasing to avoid plagiarism, and rules of APA, MLA, and CMS citation.
Prerequisite: admission to a graduate program and completion of relevant research and methods course (if required by individual department) or by special permission of the instructor.
- review basic grammar and punctuation and troubleshoot their writing.
- become familiar with citation guidelines specific to their discipline.
- read and write summaries and critique reviews of material in their discipline.
- develop writing projects, for example research papers for a course or a thesis or dissertation chapter.
- participate in class discussions and writing workshops on the writing process and its relation to the research process and writing projects
Booth, Wayne C., Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams. The Craft of Research, 3rd ed. Chicago: U Chicago Press, 2008. The authors guide writers through the writing process for major research projects. They discuss how writing contributes to the development and reporting of the research. Examples are pulled from across the disciplines.
Handbook for discipline: for example, the
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers or the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
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