Preparing for the Exit Exam – We’ll discuss strategies for analyzing readings, forming strong thesis statements, developing clear organizational structures, incorporating effective evidence, and handling timed writing.
Writing About Cultural Texts (DOC 3) – We’ll offer strategies for moving beyond summary into analysis, and for examining cultural texts using key concepts presented in the DOC sequence.
Analyzing Academic Arguments (MCWP 40) – We’ll discuss effective approaches for examining and evaluating an academic article.
Writing a Synthesis Paper (MCWP 40) – We’ll focus on developing and supporting a claim that synthesizes two sources, and we’ll discuss how to move beyond a standard comparison/contrast approach.
Preparing an Annotated Bibliography and Proposal (MCWP 50/125) – We’ll discuss what should be included in an annotated bibliography, and we’ll offer suggestions for doing more than summarizing source content. We’ll also review the expectations for a research paper proposal and present strategies for effective organization and development.
Writing a Research Paper (MCWP 50/125) – We’ll review the essential components of a clear and coherent research paper, and we’ll discuss organizational options.
Research Topics and Questions (MMW 13) – We’ll address the challenging of developing a focused research topic, and we’ll discuss how to use a research question to set a clear direction for the essay as a whole.
Writing a Prospectus (MMW 13) – We’ll review the expectations for a prospectus and present strategies for effective organization and development.
Source-ery: Incorporating Research (MMW 13/15) – We’ll address appropriate use of source materials and provide strategies for effectively introducing, presenting, and attributing evidence.
Writing a Research Paper – We’ll discuss how to how to develop and structure a research paper that is clear, coherent, and convincing.
Writing a Personal Statement for Medical School and the Health Professions - We’ll provide tips for writing effective application essays and discuss what should – and should not – be included.