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Yakima Valley College Catalog 2017-2018 
Yakima Valley College Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENGL 203: Research Writing

Variable Cr
Quarters: W, S
Students will learn the fundamentals of academic inquiry. They will learn to use basic research methods to examine a topic and will develop strategic processes for accessing information responsibly from a variety of relevant source types. In this course, students will practice critical reading strategies and effective notetaking methods including quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing, and they will learn to accurately cite sources according to the conventions of the Modern Language Association or other approved style guide. Students will practice these skills through a series of research and writing projects, culminating in an extended documents composition which integrates and synthesizes evidence from a range of sources, utilizes appropriate rhetorical and genre principles, and is formatted and documented correctly according to appropriate disciplinary style guide conventions.
Prerequisite: ENGL& 101  with a grade of C or better.
Note: Credit will be granted for either Communications or Humanities but not both.
Distribution for DTA: Communications or Humanities