This course will provide students with skills to produce academic research reports in English following acceptable protocols and international standards of academic research. Each student will prepare an original research paper of 10 to 15 pages during the Term. Other short writing assignments will be included in the course. There will be strict deadlines for each step in the planning, drafting and revising the final report. Models of organization and formal writing will be provided so that students can learn appropriate forms and writing styles of academic reports. Students will share drafts of their writing with others in the class and will also give constructive evaluations of others’ writing and research. All class activities will be conducted in English.
Students who take this course must be able to organize essays in English with relative fluency. Homework assignments for the planning and drafting of the research paper must be submitted by the due dates. Students will be expected to participate actively in class activities and offer constructive criticism of other students’ drafts which they will review in the class.
- Homework 30%
- Attendance/participation 30%
- Final research paper 40%