This course aims to equip undergraduate students with the required skills to conduct research, and show them the effective ways of accessing and assessing print and electronic sources. During the course, students also learn to identify and develop research questions, and to express them neatly in writing. The course also aims to familiarise students with the rules of presentation (layout, referencing and works cited) for academic writing in English.
Introduction to the course
Critical and analytical thinking
What is an argument?
What is an essay?
How to write a strong thesis statement
Using sources well
MLA formatting and style-part one
MLA formatting and style-part two
MLA formatting and style-part three
Mla formatting and style-part four
How to write a literary analysis essay
Revision and information on the final assignment
Essay topic: Visions of the future in "The Machine Stops"