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Research Writing Course

In this course, students will build their expository writing skills by learning the different methods of research; creating thought-provoking, keyword-enhanced and researchable questions; and exploring the structure of a strong research essay. This includes the five-paragraph essay that can be a building block for college writing. Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of proper citation formats and peer review. This includes how to respond to suggestions and criticism in order to create multiple drafts that result in polished pieces of writing. Several sessions of one-on-one time with the instructor will be available.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe and utilize the five-paragraph essay structure
  • Define and develop transition sentences
  • Conduct research to find reliable sources that support their thesis
  • Cite references for supporting evidence both in-text and using a references page
  • Give, receive, and apply constructive feedback

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • A thoroughly researched and carefully cited 500-word five-paragraph essay
  • 2-3 writing prompt responses based on the style of the AP exam.
  • A portfolio of researchable questions
  • Familiarity with effective research methods
  • Proper citation techniques
  • Understanding the structure of a five-paragraph essay
  • Satisfies criteria for Knovva Academic Standards, based on IB, PISA, Cambridge, and Common Core standards
  • A Certificate of Completion from Knovva Academy and corresponding transcript

Morgan S., M.F.A.

B.F.A, New York University
M.F.A, University of Iowa
Writing Instructor at Knovva Academy

Morgan is a world class scholar who currently teaches English at the eminent Smith College, where her students are geared towards multilingual students. She is a prolific novelist and playwright whose plays have been produced in New York, London, California and Iowa. After earning her BFA at New York University and MFA at the University of Iowa, Morgan started her teaching career in the Peace Corps in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia.

Related Skills

  • English grammar
  • English vocabulary
  • Brainstorming
  • Reading comprehension
  • Conducting research
  • Citation
  • Critical thinking
  • Drafting and revision
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Group discussion

Our Schedule

Course

Research Writing course 12 Lessons

80 minutes per lesson

Date and Time

Feb 6 – Apr 24,2022
5:00 PM ET Sunday

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