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9/19/2014 8:54:16 PMENGL 89 Course Outline as of Fall 2010

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ENGL 89Title:  WRITING RESEARCH PAPERS  
Full Title:  Writing Research Papers
Last Reviewed:8/30/2004

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled2.008Lecture Scheduled16.00
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled0 Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total2.00 Contact Total16.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact Total0

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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This course teaches students how to write a college-level research paper. Topics will include: choosing and narrowing a topic, organizing research sources, developing explanations and arguments, and correct documentation and citation of research. Students will write and revise one or more research papers assigned for any class at SRJC, or may work on a a particular topic of personal interest. Students will consult with and receive permission from content course instructor(s) before writing the paper.

Prerequisites:

Corequisites:

Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for Engl 302.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course teaches students how to write a college-level research paper. Students will write and revise one or more research papers assigned for any class at SRJC, or may work on a particular topic of personal interest. Students will consult with and receive permission from content course instructor(s) before writing the paper.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for Engl 302.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
CAN:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable


COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
I.    Define the purposes of a research paper
II.   Choose a topic which meets an instructor's assignment criteria
III.  Assemble a coherent body of research suitable for a college-level
     research paper
IV.   Correctly document research sources
     A. Define plagiarism
     B. Explain how to avoid plagiarism
V.    Revise the research paper for unity, coherence, emphasis,
     readability
VI.   Write a satisfactory college-level research paper
VII.  Improve confidence in writing college-level research papers
     (affective domain).

Topics and Scope
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I.    Fear of the research paper
     A. Reasons for writing a research paper
     B. The difference between a report and a research paper
     C. Instructor expectations - Mandatory meeting with instructor(s)
        who will be grading the paper
II.   Definition of the research paper
III.  Format of the research paper
IV.   Research:
     A. Library sources
     B. Internet sources
     C. Anecdotal sources/interviews/surveys
     D. Summarizing/paraphrasing
     E. Note-taking
     F. Using direct quotes and indirect quotes
V.    Documentation
     A. MLA (Modern Language Association)
        1. parenthetical citation
        2. works cited
        3. works consulted
     B. Other common systems: APA (American Psychological Association)
VI.   Drafting a research paper
     A. Steps in the process
     B. Organization
     C. Choosing a topic
     D. Narrowing or broadening a topic
     E. Unity, coherence, and emphasis
        1. introductory devices
        2. conclusions
     F. Readability
        1. tone
        2. style
VII.  Revision
VIII. Final draft
     A. Formatting
     B. Graphic elements
     C. Editing
     D. Publishing

Assignments:
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Assignments MAY include:
1.  Exercises
   a. Brainstorming
   b. Topic selection
   c. MLA/APA
   d. Research problems
   e. Documentation problems
2.  Annotated bibliography
3.  Rough draft of paper
4.  Final draft of paper
5.  Two or more self-evaluations
6.  In-class evaluation of student papers
7.  Reading 10 or more pages per week in textbooks
8.  Reading 20 to 30 pages per week in research sources
9.  Mandatory meeting with instructor(s) who will be grading the paper
10.  Interview with an expert

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
40 - 50%
Reading reports, Term papers, Summaries, note taking
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 30%
Quizzes, Self-eval. critiques, library & Internet research
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 20%
Matching items, Completion, Essay exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Attendance and participation

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT BUY TEXTBOOKS before checking with the SRJC Bookstore.
These titles are representative only, and may not be the same ones used in your class.
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Representative Textbooks:
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Instructor prepared materials
Winkler & McCuen. Writing the Research Pape--A Handbook, 6th ed.,
   Thomson-Heinle, 2003.
Lester, James. Writing Research Papers--A Complete Guide. Longman, 2003.
Hubbuch, Susan. Writing Research Papers Across the Curriculum,
   Heinle, 1995.

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