In this course, you will write three academically sound research papers.
The first step to success in this course is to think about the undertaking in this course as a project.
An opinion is a belief or judgement that rests on grounds insufficient to produce complete certainty.
Throughout this course, we will discuss both the technical and philosophical aspects of writing a large research paper.
Academic writing is a particular style of expression used by academic researchers only to produce precise, formal, and objective prose.
The topic you choose for your paper does not matter because the paper for the course is informative.
What is an argument?
|A.||A set of reasons given with the aim of persuading others to adopt your idea|
|B.||An opinion based upon someone’s life experiences|
|C.||A yelling match between two people|
|D.||A trick to get someone to think the way you do|
What are genres?
|A.||Genres are forms of writing that follow a set of conventions or expectations that convey a message to a particular audience using a devised structure, style, and content.|
|B.||Genres are types of movies and music only.|
|C.||Genres are ways of writing about your favorite thing.|
|D.||Genres are various types of sentences.|
Genres have a way of expressing values that are held by a given group, so conforming to the conventions of a genre is a way for you to:
|A.||critique the genre.|
|B.||speak to those individuals in a form that makes sense to them while showing your understanding of their culture and values.|
|D.||explain the importance of their culture and values to the people of that specific group.|
The notion of “revisability” gives academics the freedom to:
|A.||make determinations based on the data they have at a given time.|
|B.||make their best guess.|
|C.||change their minds whenever they want.|
|D.||wait around for someone else to figure out the answer.|
Which sides of a controversy should you seek to understand?
|A.||The pro side and the con side|
|B.||The one you agree with only|
|C.||The one you disagree with only|
|D.||The one you know to be fact|
The critical conversation is
|A.||The conversation that occurs between writers|
|B.||The back-and-forth exchange between scholars found in the relevant literature|
|C.||When you talk about important things|
|D.||What happens when politicians debate the issues before elections|
New knowledge is built upon which of the following concepts?
|A.||The foundations of previous knowledge|
|B.||Your best guess|
Which of the following is NOT a sphere of influence?
What is relevant literature?
|A.||A body of knowledge around a topic|
|B.||Novels, stories, and poems that are important|
|C.||The most important books of our time|
|D.||The best stories in the past 100 years|
The purpose of academic writing is to:
|B.||express your opinion.|
|C.||study interesting topics.|
|D.||waste your time.|
You should AVOID topics that are:
|A.||Easy to create an argument around|
|B.||New to readers|
|C.||Too broad or too subjective|
Which of the following is NOT true of writing a research paper?
|A.||You are writing your opinion about a topic based upon your own life experiences.|
|B.||You are responding to previous research.|
|C.||You are adding to a previously existing conversation.|
|D.||You are asserting an argument to which others may respond.|
Which of the following is NOT true of a topic you choose?
|A.||You should choose a topic you already know well so you can easily give your opinion.|
|B.||You should choose a topic that will make it easy for you to create an argument.|
|C.||You should choose a topic that will make it easy for you to argue your point using relevant literature to support your argument.|
|D.||You should choose a topic in which you are interested.|
What is rhetoric?
|A.||The art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing|
|B.||A kind of deception used by politicians|
|C.PropagandaD.A false account of things|