Writers as Researchers

Course Code: PWRT 5004

Academic Year: 2020-2021

This course helps students develop a range of skills in primary research (interviewing techniques) and secondary research (media and journal databases, Internet, print sources). Students learn to identify sources and evaluate source credibility at the beginning of a project and fact check both their own their work and the work of others by the end of a project. They learn to develop research strategies for writing projects and use a variety of methods to organize and manage their research. A variety of assignments teaches students to incorporate research into their writing while keeping it readable and accessible. Students also practice citation and learn about related issues including copyright, public domain, reproduction rights and permissions and privacy.