ELI 321: Writing for Academic Purposes II

Winter Semester (1 credit)

ELI 321 is a continuation of 320 but ELI 320 is NOT a prerequisite.

Learn and practice the organizational patterns and strategies required when writing a cohesive and coherent academic paper covering topics such as summaries, book reviews and critiques, a synthesis of material from written sources, and an introduction to a research paper. In this class you will learn to:

  • Recognize and practice patterns found in academic writing, particularly in your field
  • Read critically and recognize how structures and organization may be used to position an author
  • Use structures that promote a smooth flow of ideas
  • Adopt academically appropriate vocabulary for supporting (or distancing) your position from another author’s ideas

Revision of these written assignments is required based on the instructor’s highlights, tips, and questions. Through the revision process, you will develop an understanding of how to write and edit your own papers more critically as you continue to receive feedback on your strengths, and better understand when revisions are often needed.