Academic Writing and Critical Thinking-ONLINE

This course is designed to help learners continue to hone their writing, research and critical thinking skills. Develop a working understanding of the writing process, the rhetorical principles of voice and purpose that guide what and how one writes, and the basics of assessing research and academic argument. All assignments will be formatted and cited using APA conventions. Receive on-going support for your writing assignments, including comments and guidance on revisions and drafts. Learn to work with team members to peer review assignments.

This course focuses on how to write clearly, concisely, and academically. In addition, it will cover revising a text at various stages within the writing process. All assignments will be formatted and cited using APA conventions. There will be on-going support to students on their writing assignments, including comments and guidance on their revisions and drafts. Learners will also work with team members to peer review all assignments.

Topics Covered:

  • Crafting persuasive academic arguments using research literature
  • Proper citation and paraphrasing
  • Ethical considerations in writing and research
  • Common writing weaknesses
  • Document-specific expectations
  • APA Style formatting

Please note that this is a rigorous academic writing course, and participants will require basic English comprehension and writing skills to ensure successful completion.  

Required Textbooks:

  • A Canadian Writer's Reference, 7th edition, by Diana Hacker and Nancy Sommers.
  • They Say, I Say, 4th revised edition, by Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein.

Optional Textbooks:

  • The Craft of Research, 4th edition, by W.C. Booth, G.G. Colomb, J.M. Williams.

To order your textbooks, contact the RRU Bookstore.

 

Time Requirement: This is an intensive course and participants should expect to set aside a minimum of 15-20 hours each week to focus on assignments. 


Computer Requirements: You will find the computer requirements for this course through this link: computerservices.royalroads.ca/computer_equip_requirements.

This course as a Condition of Admission to RRU: If you are taking this course as a condition of admission to RRU, please select a course offering that ends a minimum of five weeks prior to your program start date*. This should ensure sufficient turnaround time for clearing conditions. In order to clear your condition, you will be required to submit a copy of your grade confirmation letter to admissions@royalroads.ca or international.admissions@royalroads.ca.
*Humanitarian Studies’ students should select a course offering that ends a minimum nine weeks prior to their program start date.
As these courses do fill up quickly please register as soon as you are able.

This course is instructed by various RRU associate faculty.

REFUND POLICY:  Full refunds will be granted up to the end of the 3rd day of the course, and deferrals may be granted before the course start date.

Course Dates: Academic Writing and Critical Thinking-ONLINE

Start Date:Jan 14, 2019
End Date:Mar 10, 2019
Delivery:8 weeks, Online
Delivery Day(s)/Time(s):asynchronous
Price:$595.00 + GST
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Start Date:Feb 11, 2019
End Date:Apr 07, 2019
Delivery:8 weeks, Online
Delivery Day(s)/Time(s):asynchronous
Price:$595.00 + GST
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Start Date:Mar 11, 2019
End Date:May 05, 2019
Delivery:8 weeks, Online
Delivery Day(s)/Time(s):asynchronous
Price:$595.00 + GST
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Start Date:Apr 15, 2019
End Date:Jun 09, 2019
Delivery:8 weeks, Online
Delivery Day(s)/Time(s):asynchronous
Price:$595.00 + GST
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Start Date:May 13, 2019
End Date:Jul 07, 2019
Delivery:8 weeks, Online
Delivery Day(s)/Time(s):asynchronous
Price:$595.00 + GST
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Start Date:Jun 10, 2019
End Date:Aug 04, 2019
Delivery:8 weeks, Online
Delivery Day(s)/Time(s):asynchronous
Price:$595.00 + GST
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