|The purpose of Elements of Academic Writing II is to build upon the concepts covered in EAW I in order to prepare students to publish their work in academic journals. This course aims to further advance students’ understanding of and ability to produce academic writing in English. Students will demonstrate that their arguments support their thesis statements, learn how to better
present their work in the context of other scholarly research, and learn how to paraphrase and synthesis source material to buttress their arguments more effectively. This will involve critically evaluating previous research, effectively showing how their own research adds to previous research, and or how their research is useful. Ultimately the goal is to refine current work, creating a publishable paper for each student.
|Students should come to class with their current research (an unpublished paper they are working on or have recently finished). This class will be very interactive. Lectures will be interwoven with activities, tasks, and questions. The course will cover the following lessons:
Lesson 1: Who are we and what is the focus of the class?
Review thesis statements and the basic organization of academic papers across several genres
Lesson 2: Review Abstracts Construction: Paper Abstract Rough Draft (Due: thesis statement from current research + itinerary)
Lesson 3: Plagiarism: citing, paraphrasing and summarizing (Due: Abstract Beginning Draft)
Lesson 4: The Introduction: your proposals and your plan
(those students whose fields strictly follow section ordering can omit a written plan in their paper)
Lesson 5: The Introduction Part 2: Literature review, summarizing, and critical analysis. Lesson 6: Peer review, choosing where to submit your work, blinding your work.
(Due: Submit drafts of Introduction for blind review ) Lesson 7: Writing Workshop 1: review committees in action.
(Comments must be attached to blinded manuscript) Lesson 8: Discussion of the review process.
Lesson 9: The Body: materials, methods, results
Lesson 10: The Body Part 2: Discussion, Limitations, Conclusion
Lesson 11: Writing Workshop 2 Focus on Methodology and Expected Results: review committees back in action. (Comments must be attached to blinded manuscripts)
Lesson 12: Fixing common mistakes (Paper and Final Abstract Drafts are Due) (Comments must be typed and attached to blinded manuscript)
Lesson 13: Student paper presentations. (Due: Final Draft)
Lesson 14: Student paper presentations.
Lesson 15: Review, reflection, and course evaluation.
|Course materials will be made available to students by the instructor.|
|Students who need course credit will be graded as follows:(1) Thesis Statement (5%) (2) Abstract (10%) (3) Workshop comments (10%) (4) Student Presentations (20%) (5) Final Draft of Paper
(30%)(6) Participation and attendance (25%)
Students who need the course credits are required to meet the following conditions:(7) Students must attend 80% of the classes