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 is instructed by various RRU associate faculty.

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.

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.

Please note that this is a rigorous academic writing course, and participants will require basic English comprehension and writing skills to ensure successful completion. Participants should expect to set aside a minimum of 15-20 hours each week to focus on assignments.

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.

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.

INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATIONS: Registrations from outside of Canada are available through PayMyTuition. PayMyTuition is an easy and convenient way for international students to make payments in their local currency from any bank and any country while accessing better exchange rates than at banking institutions. 

To make a payment visit PayMyTuition.

***PLEASE NOTE: The Monday, December 30th offering's registration will close on Friday, December 20th due to the holiday season. The next offering will start Monday, January 13th. 

Course Dates: Academic Writing and Critical Thinking-ONLINE

Start Date:Dec 30, 2019
End Date:Feb 23, 2020
Delivery:8 weeks, Online
Delivery Day(s)/Time(s):asynchronous
Price:$595.00 + GST
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Start Date:Jan 13, 2020
End Date:Mar 08, 2020
Delivery:8 weeks, Online
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Start Date:Feb 03, 2020
End Date:Mar 29, 2020
Delivery:8 weeks, Online
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Start Date:Mar 09, 2020
End Date:May 03, 2020
Delivery:8 weeks, Online
Delivery Day(s)/Time(s):asynchronous
Price:$595.00 + GST
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Start Date:Apr 13, 2020
End Date:Jun 07, 2020
Delivery:8 weeks, Online
Delivery Day(s)/Time(s):asynchronous
Price:$595.00 + GST
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Start Date:May 11, 2020
End Date:Jul 05, 2020
Delivery:8 weeks, Online
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Price:$595.00 + GST
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Start Date:May 25, 2020
End Date:Jul 19, 2020
Delivery:8 weeks, Online
Delivery Day(s)/Time(s):asynchronous
Price:$595.00 + GST
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Start Date:Jun 15, 2020
End Date:Aug 09, 2020
Delivery:8 weeks, Online
Delivery Day(s)/Time(s):asynchronous
Price:$595.00 + GST
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