This course focuses on the skills needed for writing research papers based on source material. Students learn to recognize and use patterns of organization common to academic writing in their field, to read critically, and to argue a point of view. They learn to use structures that promote coherence and a smooth flow of ideas, and to choose academically appropriate vocabulary. Students write summaries, critiques, and syntheses of material from written sources as well as an introduction to a research paper. Classroom activities include analyzing, critiquing, and revising academic texts.