The College Research Paper: A Step-by-Step Method for College Bound Students
Using the college writing seminar model, learners will receive feedback, correction, and specific direction as they compose their papers. This class helps individuals in a simple step-by-step matter, to compose a cited research paper.
Writing Seminar: The College Research Paper In this class learners will work closely with the instructor, a college professor, to write a college level research paper. Using the college writing seminar model, learners will receive feedback, correction, and specific direction as they compose their papers.
This class helps individuals, in a very simple step-by-step matter, to compose an APA or MLA cited research paper. Critical inquiry, argument, and research methods will be emphasized. This seminar is perfect for reluctant or struggling writers who want to master writing the research paper and require a sequential easy method to approach their writing. Writing seminar students compose a significant portion of their papers getting feedback in each step of the paper composition process.
Students will have access to an online classroom (Canvas) with writing resources, but the primary writing work takes place live in the Zoom classroom along with the instructor. The student writer works closely with the professor. . Upon registration, learners will be given access to the online classroom with videos and writing resources.
Learning Goal: Students will write a college level research paper using APA or MLA research citation. Session One:
Understanding the seminar format
Understanding the assignment
Choosing a topic from teacher list
How to conduct superficial research
Free-write on topic
Composing a thesis statement
Building a basic outline
Conducting superficial research
Forming a guiding introduction paragraph
Navigating research websites: Google Scholar, Jstor, etc.
Preparing to take notes on research
Reviewing the introduction paragraph
Understanding types of notes taken from the research
Organizing your research
Composing three body paragraphs
Reviewing draft first body paragraphs
Decision-making based on research
Populating an outline with research
Citing APA or MLA style in-text
Completing the reference page of paper
Integrating research into your paragraphs
Thinking about paragraph transitions
Reviewing composition of body paragraphs
Integrating the research seamlessly
Reviewing writing rubric
Using a reverse outline
Composing a draft of the research paper
Reviewing drafts of the paper
Critiquing one another’s papers
Editing your paper
Utilizing plagiarism tools such as Turnitnow.com
Reviewing final papers
Creating a personalized research paper checklist
Making needed changes to you paper
Reviewing academic protocol
Learning different styles of papers and research.
Mastering the characteristics of an "A+" paper.
handling the volume of college paper writing in different classes
Time commitment: Ninety minutes (1 1/2 hours) per week in live class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class doing research and writing. The instructor also has a weekly office hour for students.
Each week there will be a 60 minute (1 hour) live class, where learners will compose portions of their research papers.
Additionally, weekly office hours for students to meet with the instructor for weekly one-on-one for help and guidance will also be available. .
Learners will receive all learning materials from the instructor.
Live class will take place on Tuesday and/or Thursday mornings. The instructor has office hours every week day.
Cost: $597.00 (or two payments of $330.00)
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
About the Professor: Cheryl R. Carter is a busy homeschooling mother, author, speaker and a college professor with a passion to help others write well. She teaches English and Creative Writing classes and has written broadly on a variety of subjects.. She is the author of several books including Organize Your Life, Chasing God and the Kids Too, Essential Writing Skills for the College Bound Student, Inspire the Writer in Your Child and Organize Your AD/HD Child. She is also a chapter author of the peer-reviewed, A Study of African-American Homeschoolers. In addition to writing fiction and poetry in her spare time, she blogs regularly on issues of clarity in written communication and the family. She has a BA in English Literature and a MFA in Creative Writing and has done graduate study in Special Education. She has a Certificate in College Admission from Columbia University. She has also written literary guides and won academic awards for her writing. Her books have been translated into Hebrew, German, Czech and Polish are selling well internationally. Carter's curriculum and writing classes focus on equipping students with the vital skills for lifetime communication success. Her curriculum and classes are marked by a sense of depth yet simplicity that nurture a love of writing in students.