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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
*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.