Writing about Research: U.S. Style|
This course is designed to prepare non-native speakers of English to write about research in U.S. academia. Students will focus on the structure, cohesive devices, citation styles, and academic vocabulary commonly used in literature reviews, theoretical papers, and primary research studies. As a topic of common interest, example readings will focus on language research including statistical analyses of language learners; anthropology studies of how gender, race, and socioeconomic group affect language; and overviews of theories about language acquisition. Throughout the course, students will learn organizational skills for longer papers, summarize numerical and theoretical data, and practice the mechanics of writing.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Writing Research Papers (Lester & Lester 2015) and various linguistics research publications which may include academic research by Signorini, Pavlenko, McCormick & Agnihotri, McWhorter, Liu, and Bialystok & Barac
|Examination and Assignments: |
Weekly readings, summaries, annotated bibliographies, class statistics project, a research proposal and final paper on topic of student's choice.
|Instructor(s): Hepford,Elizabeth Ann Times: .M.W... 10:50AM-12:10PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: 15||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 3||SO: 5||FR: 5|