Conducting original and innovative research and having enough numbers to justify sound statistical conclusions are important, but are not the only considerations in scholarly research; equally crucial is the communicating findings to the broader research community. This course will help doctoral students master scholarly writing in order to engage more confidently in conversations in their disciplines.
Students will participate in interactive sessions on scholarly argumentation, writing style and language, punctuation and mechanics, editing, summarizing and paraphrasing, tense and voice, as well as proper citation formats. Samples of scholarly writings will provide students practice in identifying the elements of an effective argument which they can apply in their writing. A range of writing activities' including invention, planning, drafting, revision, and editing will be conducted to prepare students for various stages of their academic writing.