CMP125 Research Writing
This class will provide students with an
introduction to the process of library research and correctly documented writing.
the refinement of critical reading, thinking, and writing strategies that will enable students to
build on their own knowledge and ideas by reading and integrating multiple sources in an
This course aims to teach students to formulate manageable essay topics, develop
argumentative theses, and effectively use research to develop their own ideas.
include the following:
Write research papers that are originally conceived, substantially developed, logically
argued, stylistically refined, and correctly documented,
Develop a sense of an academic voice, an awareness of what readers already know
about a topic, and a sensitivity towards differing audience opinions,
Expand and enhance analytical and critical reading, thinking, and writing skills,
Analyze student compositions in a sophisticated manner, and
Prepare research projects using the full range of print and electronic resources.
Barnet, Sylvan, and Hugo Bedau.
Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing.
Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martins. Seventh Edition, 2011.
Hacker, Diana, and Nancy Sommers.
A Pocket Style Manual.
Boston, MA: Bedford/St.
Sixth Edition, 2012.
Paper Due Dates
2-4 page paper
3-4 page paper
3-4 page research paper
4-5 page paper
Documentation exercises (4)
In class Summaries (5% each)