Academic Foundations: Academic Writing and Scholarship

School of Consciousness and Transformation CT 6141 2.00

This course is designed to demystify academic writing in English in a safe, supportive, and rigorous workshop environment. Such genres as the critical reflection essay, research paper, and stages of the dissertation will be discussed and explored. Additionally, this course will provide an opportunity for students to complete a substantial writing project related to their own scholarly work. An individual plan will be developed for each student in service of assisting them in achieving their personal goals of the course and they will receive feedback over the course of the semester from the professor and fellow students. The course builds academic writing skills on four tracks: the writer (journals, strategies for writer's block, getting organized, etc.), the community (peer review and response), the language (words, sentences, paragraphs, style, voice) and the discipline (e.g., anthropology, philosophy, women's spirituality).

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