In this course, we will take you through the entire process of writing, from selecting a topic to doing the research, crafting your arguments and polishing your prose. You will be introduced to the strategies to ensure that you avoid plagiarism and the 20 most common mistakes that first-year students make.
We will provide you with example papers that illustrate how to develop a thesis statement and structure an argument. You will also be given a firsthand demonstration in class on how to write every section of a typical paper at university.
Every week, you will be given a small manageable activity (e.g., select a topic, find 10 papers, extract the research), which when taken together will add up to a finished paper in just 10 classes. You will be provided detailed feedback and then be provided with the opportunity to fix what needs to be fixed and re-submit.
Resources: Please download the worksheet before the seminar and complete the surveys after the seminar.