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Young-Kyung Min
B CUSP 135
Bothell Campus

Research Writing

Strengthens performance of college-level argumentative writing and scholarly research, critical reading and thinking, and the critique and the creation of print and new media texts. Prerequisite: either B CUSP 101, B CUSP 114, or B CUSP 134. Offered: AWSp.

Class description

The primary goal of this course is to help you develop the research, analysis, reading, and writing skills that are integral to your academic career. You will learn to develop all these skills through fieldworking. What is fieldworking? You will study a subculture (a group of people who share the common language, behaviors, and rituals). You will conduct your observation and interview people at your fieldsite. Also, you will collect artifacts that represent the subculture of your fieldsite.

As your research process is not confined to the Library or to the Internet, your fieldworking process will guide you to see yourself as an integral part of your researching and writing processes in a more concrete way. You will continuously collect, select, interpret, project, and reflect on the process as well as on the product of your research.

Student learning goals

To understand your everyday experiences and practices can become powerful sources of academic research

To enhance your ability to locate, evaluate, and use sources

To engage the work of others effectively in your writing

To understand the collaborative and social aspects of writing processes

To understand writing as a rhetorical activity

To enhance your knowledge of writing conventions

General method of instruction

Lecture, Discussion, Small & Large Group Activities

Recommended preparation

Do the homework assigned for each class and come to class prepared for class discussions and activities. Use your homework, reading responses, and journal entries as springboards for your writing assignments as well as for your participation in class activities.

Class assignments and grading

Reading Responses, Leading Class Discussions, Research Proposal, Annotated Bibliography, Presentation, Final Research Portfolio


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Young-Kyung Min
Date: 03/06/2014