Course Area of Study:

This course offers a detailed, hands-on overview of the academic writing process, focused on effective methods for locating authoritative sources on selected topics; summarizing, paraphrasing, and quoting material from sources into student papers while avoiding plagiarism; appropriately acknowledge authorship of material from other sources; review of grammar to include the mechanics involved in academic writing; and in general, comforting to prevailing standards of acceptability for written work submitted for publication, presentation at academic meetings, or fulfillment of course credit and graduation requirements.