writing and reading in the academic disciplines, to give students advanced instruction and practice in writing and reading essays within those various
disciplines, and to make students aware of how disciplinary conventions and rhetorical situations call for different choices in language, structure, format,
tone, citation, and documentation. Students will conduct investigations into writing conventions in their fields and receive advanced instruction in planning,
drafting, arranging, revising, and editing discipline-specific essays. Reading assignments stress how knowledge is made and reported in various disciplines.
Students learn how to evaluate primary and secondary sources for accuracy, authority, bias, and relevance and how to synthesize different points of view
within their essays.
write approximately 5000 words (about 15 double-spaced pages) of revised and finished prose.
1 (1000-word) Annotation assignment with 6 sources [should be the same 6 sources used in the long research paper.
1 (1000-word) argument synthesis [should synthesize your 6 sources–and yes, you will repurpose some of this content for your long essay] 1 (300-word) essay abstract, which describes the argument of your 3000–word research paper.
1 (3,000-word) research paper, a sustained research project, a documented argumentative or analytical research paper that draws directly from at least six
3 (1-2 pages) reflection entries that describe what you are learning, the challenges you’ve experienced in writing and the success you’ve had. You can also…