The course consists of twelve sessions of 60-minutes length, it prepares students for college and university-level courses by enhancing their academic writing skills. Students will learn how to write plagiarism free research papers and argumentative essays, critically review journal articles, develop thesis statements from assigned readings, effectively locate, and use academic sources, correctly use in-text citations, and create a Works Cited/ Reference page using MLA and APA style guidelines. This course is designed to develop key transferable skills in critical thinking and writing that students will employ in their university courses, regardless of their field of study.
Course introduction and diagnostic essay
Reference and works cited page
Plagiarism and academic integrity
Language for research writing
Critical review of journal articles
Research paper evaluation