COURSE INSTRUCTOR: D. Bollinger (Tues., 4 Pd)
This course is designed to teach research skills such as selecting references, citing quotations, paraphrasing and summarizing content from source material, organizing a bibliography, etc. In this course, students will review the steps of the writing process and will gain proficiency in using critical analysis, based on evidence, to support a thesis statement. At the end of the course, students will submit a 1,500-word essay and will make an oral presentation based on their research.
9/25 Course Overview / Introductions / Parts of a Research Paper
10/2 MLA Citations / Topic Selection / Preparation for Library Tour
10/9 Library Orientation / Select References /Prepare a Preliminary Bibliography
10/16 Prepare Outline / Write Thesis Statement
10/23 Write Introductory Paragraph and Topic Sentences
10/30 Direct and Indirect Quotations
11/6 Paraphrasing and Summarizing
11/13 Draft 1 Due / Peer Review
11/20 Student-Teacher Conferences / Revision
11/27 Student-Teacher Conferences / Revision
12/4 Draft 2 Due / Peer Review
12/11 Oral Presentations / Student-Teacher Conferences
12/18 Oral Presentations / Student-Teacher Conferences
1/8 Final Essay Due / Course Review and Feedback
Changes may be made to the syllabus based on students’ needs.
1st Draft: 20%
Final Essay: 30%
Oral Presentation: 15%
Academic Writing Student Booklet, by Gregory Strong
Students are expected to participate in all class sessions, prepare all homework assignments, bring the textbook to class each week, submit assignments when due, and work cooperatively with other classmates.
Teacher Contact: [email protected]