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Research Topics

Library Guide

Citing Sources

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Weekly Schedules

English 127
Research Writing

This page gives a broad overview of the materials we will cover during the quarter.  Detailed reading and writing assignments as well as explanations are available under separate pages for each week.  The links to the individual pages for each week will become activated as we go along.  Note that there may be some shifts in the due dates of assignments and the schedule for topics covered, but this page gives you the "big picture."  For major assignments, please follow the Format Instructions.

All assignments are due by 11:59 p.m. on the day listed.   Don't panic if you are a few minutes, or even if you are a few hours late once or twice!  

Important Course Handouts
Research Topics (be thinking about these early)
Social Science Disciplines
Format Instructions 
See Questions page for other handouts

Citing/Documenting Sources
APA Format

GRC Writing Center
RLC 173

Holman Library Class Guide

Week 1 (June 25 - 29)
Introduction & Course Procedures
Textbooks: The Craft of Research (CR) and Rereading America (RA)
Quotation and Paraphrase 
From Topics to Research Questions
Brainstorming Research Topics


Week 2 (July 2 - 6)
7/4 Independence Day Holiday
Beginning Library and Internet Research Sources: Finding Information & Articles
Background Essay guidelines
Preliminary Topic Selection
Historical Background
Statistics, Debates & Disagreements

Week 3 (July 9 - 13)
American Psychological Association Citation Style (APA References)
7/10 Background Essay Draft Due (in Forum)

7/11 Peer Review of Background Essay (in Forum)
7/13 Final Draft of Background Essay Due


Week 4 (July 16 - 20)
Literature Review Guidelines
From Questions to a Research Problem
More Secondary Research
Engaging Sources
Annotated Bibliography
Academic Arguments
Week 5 (July 23 - 27)
Academic Arguments cont'd
7/26 Literature Review Draft Due (in Forum)
7/27 Peer Review of Literature Review (in Forum)
7/27 Last day for official withdrawal or to submit pass/non-credit petition to Enrollment Services (EnrollmentServices@greenriver.edu)


Week 6 (July 30 - Aug 3)
7/30 Final Draft of Literature Review Due
Partial Drafts Due of sections of the Final Research Article (in Forum)
The Politics and Ethics of Research



Week 7 (Aug 6 - 10)
Composition Process cont'd
Student Samples
Partial Drafts cont'd
8/10 Final Research Article Draft Due


Week 8 (Aug 13 - 16)
8/13 Peer Review of Final Research Article
Revising Organization, Argument, Style
8/15 Final Draft Due of Final Research  Article
8/16 Self-Assessment Due