Dr. Mangum is offering a Research Writing class to students this fall. This course takes students through the full process of academic research and writing: choosing a strong topic, finding and evaluating sources, taking and using notes, constructing an evidence-based argument, learning to cite sources, and organizing the research in a logical way. Students learn these skills by conducting research on topics they are interested in and writing drafts of research papers. Research involves a great deal of reading, so students should have strong reading skills (and be prepared to read a lot). The course meets only once a week, but students should plan to work on their research regularly throughout the week. While the topics are open to discussion based on students’ interest, the instructor is able to provide the most guidance in topics related to history, Bible, theology, philosophy, and literature. Students learn to use the most common citation styles that might be required for college-level research papers such as MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian. By the end of the course, the student should have at least one strong research writing sample to add to their portfolio for college preparation.
Research Writing is a 1x per week class, held on Tuesdays during 3rd period for 2020-2021.
If you have already registered your student and would like to add this class to their schedule, please email Deanna Kangas, ZLO Registrar.
If you have not yet registered for classes, please register today!