This OER course uses inquiry-based research methodology to help students learn to write college level essays. This version of the course uses a broad theme of How To Navigate Your Major to help students understand the first year writing course's relevance to their own academic pursuits. This course is designed with four units that scaffold writing assignments towards a Field of Study research essay, and is presented here in a 7-week format that also can be expanded to a 15-week term.
This course prepares students for the academic reading and writing expected of them in college-level courses by developing proficiency in integrated and contextualized literacy skills and strategies. Topics include reading and writing processes, critical thinking strategies, and recognition and composition of well-developed, coherent, and unified texts. This course is not transferable and does not count toward the completion of degree, major, or graduation requirement.
The Process of Research Writing is a web-based research writing textbook (or is that textweb?) suitable for teachers and students in research oriented composition and rhetoric classes.