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English

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Week
1

Week 1

21 minutes to complete

Course Introduction

21 minutes to complete
1 video (Total 1 min), 2 readings
2 readings
Pre-Course Survey10m
Message About Peer Reviews10m
5 hours to complete

Introduction to Research

5 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 18 min), 6 readings, 4 quizzes
3 videos
Choosing a Research Topic Video Lecture7m
Finding and Evaluating Academic Sources Video Lecture10m
6 readings
Introduction to Research Writing10m
Lecture Objectives10m
Sample Research Assignments10m
Choosing Search Terms Practice10m
Lecture Objectives10m
Evaluating Sources Practice10m
2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz30m
Introduction to Research Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

Doing Research and Planning the Paper

5 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 14 min), 8 readings, 5 quizzes
4 videos
More on Finding Sources and Taking Notes Video Lecture7m
Making an Outline Video Lecture2m
Thesis Statements for Research Papers Video Lecture3m
8 readings
Lecture Objectives10m
Creating an Annotated Bibliography10m
Sample Annotated Bibliographies10m
Annotated Bibliography Assignment10m
Making an Outline10m
Lecture Objectives10m
Lecture Objectives10m
Thesis Statements for Research Papers Practice10m
3 practice exercises
Practice Quiz30m
Practice Quiz30m
Doing Research Quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Language for Research Writing

4 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 21 min), 9 readings, 3 quizzes
4 videos
Academic Tone and Language Video Lecture7m
Using Statistics in Writing Video Lecture5m
The Academic Word List and Reporting Verbs Video Lecture7m
9 readings
Lecture Objectives10m
Academic Tone and Language Practices10m
Academic Tone and Language Practice Key10m
Lecture Objectives10m
Using Statistics for Writing Practice10m
Additional Resources on Using Statistics10m
Academic Word List and Reported Speech Introduction10m
Lecture Objectives10m
Academic Word List Practice10m
2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz30m
Language for Research Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

5 hours to complete

More on Citing Sources and Formatting

5 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 10 min), 9 readings, 4 quizzes
3 videos
Using Purdue Owl Video Lecture5m
Using EasyBib Video Lecture3m
9 readings
Citing Sources Overview10m
Updates to MLA Format10m
Lecture Objectives10m
Purdue Owl Practice10m
Resources for Formatting Research Papers10m
Lecture Objectives10m
EasyBib Practice10m
EasyBib Practice Key10m
Learn More!10m
3 practice exercises
Practice Quiz30m
Practice Quiz30m
Citing Sources and Formatting Quiz30m

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