Writing an Effective Desk Research Paper
What you'll learn
- You will be able to develop a focused research question or thesis statement for your desk research paper
- You will understand how to collect the information you need for your desk research paper
- You will learn various ways to analyze the information you have collected for your desk research paper
- You will be able to choose appropriate ways to organize your desk research paper
- You will understand the qualities of effective academic writing
- You will be able to edit and revise your desk research paper effectively
- You will be able to provide valuable collegial support to your peers by developing your peer editing skills
- You will be able to transfer many of the desk research writing skills learned in this course to other types of academic writing you are required to do
- All the materials you need are provided in the course, but you'll need to be prepared to allocate the time necessary to work carefully through each lecture, internalize each concept, then apply the strategies to your actual academic writing assignments.
Desk research papers are widely assigned in college and university. This course gives you detailed guidance in creating a first quality desk research paper -- the kind of guidance that you may not get in any of your classes.
The course consists of 39 video lectures, starting with assignment analysis and ending with polishing the final paper. Crucial stages of the paper development process -- such as, for example, developing a narrow topic, writing an effective thesis statement or research question, identifying sources, carrying out targeted research, information analysis, proper citation, peer editing, revision, and rewriting -- are all explained and demonstrated in over four hours of video. In addition, supplementary materials are provided for download.
The course is divided into six sections:
1. Developing Your Research Question or Thesis Statement
2. Carrying Out Your Research
3. Analyzing Your Information
4. Organizing Your Paper
5. Qualities of Effective Academic Writing
6. Editing and Revision
The skills you learn in this course will make the task of researching and writing a desk research paper more organized, more efficient, and less time consuming, resulting in a paper that meets the higher standards college and university instructors look for in student academic writing.
If you'd like to sharpen your academic writing skills, this course is what you need. And, as a bonus, you'll find that the skills learned in this course on desk research writing are transferable to other forms of academic writing you'll be assigned.
This course makes it win-win all the way around!
And, of course, you have 30 days to get a refund (no questions asked) if you are not entirely satisfied. That's another win-win!
BTW -- I've just finished revising the entire course. I hope you like the new look! Best wishes for successful writing!
Who this course is for:
- This course is designed for those college and university students who must produce desk research papers. This course is an in-depth study of the genre, showing you how to utilize your time and intellect to the greatest effect.
- If you are a high school student planning to attend college or university, this course can give you insight into the demands and expectations of higher education, and since you will have unlimited access to the course, it will be your companion throughout your academic journey.
I am an educator with broad experience. I've taught public school (all grades from four to twelve) and was vice principal or principal of various public schools. I was also principal of a private school. I was a volunteer international development worker with the World University Service of Canada, and I've taught at universities in three countries.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts in English and Philosophy, a Bachelor of Education, a Master of Arts (Ed.) in Curriculum Development, and a Doctor of Education in Reading Education.
I developed and taught English and study skills courses at an international university in Japan, where I was a tenured professor. I've now written five books on study skills and produced on-line study skills and English courses.
My poetry has been published in literary magazines and anthologies and I have published five books of poetry, as well as a novel.
Thank you for considering joining my courses. I'm excited at the prospect of sharing my knowledge with you. Sincere best wishes in all your endeavours.