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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
Mon, Thu, Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue, Wed 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Holman Library Class Guide

Week 1 (Apr 2 - 6)
Introduction & Course Procedures
Textbooks: The Craft of Research (CR) and Rereading America (RA)
Week 2 (Apr 9 - 13)
Quotation and Paraphrase 
From Topics to Research Questions
Brainstorming Research Topics
Beginning Library and Internet Research Sources: Finding Information & Articles
Week 3 (Apr 16 - 20)
Background Essay guidelines
Research Topic Proposal
Historical Background
Statistics, Debates & Disagreements
APA Citation Style
Week 4 (Apr 23 - 27)
4/24 Background Essay Draft Due (in Forum)
4/25 Peer Review of Background Essay (in Forum)
4/27 Final Draft Due of Background Essay
Week 5 (Apr 30 - May 4)
Literature Review Guidelines
From Questions to a Research Problem
More Secondary Research
Engaging Sources
Annotated Bibliography
Identifying Debates


Week 6 (May 7 - 11)
Academic Arguments
Arguments: Claims 
Arguments: Reasons & Evidence
Arguments: Acknowledgments & Responses
Primary Research Methods


Week 7 (May 14 - 18)
5/15 Literature Review Draft Due (in Forum)
5/16 Peer Review of Literature Review (in Forum)
5/18 Final Draft Due of Literature Review
Final Research Article guidelines


Week 8 (May 21 - 25)
Arguments: Warrants
The Ethics and Politics of Research

Composition Process
May 25 - Last day for official withdrawal or to submit pass/non-credit petition to Enrollment Services (EnrollmentServices@greenriver.edu)
Week 9 (May 28 - June 1) 
5/28 Memorial Day Holiday
Partial Drafts Due of sections of the Final Research Article (in Forum)
Composition Process cont'd

Weeks 10-11 (June 4 - 13) 
6/4 Final Research Article Draft Due (in Forum)
6/6 Peer
Review of Final Research Article
Revising Organization, Argument, Style
6/8 Final Draft Due of Final Research  Article
6/13 Course & Self Assessment Due