This course aims to develop students’ critical analysis skills and to introduce students to academic research. Academic writing is also a major component of this course. Through a theory and practice combined study of academic writing techniques, stretched throughout the semester, students will learn how to prepare a research paper. Thus they will be expected to produce well-written essays and to prepare and deliver effective presentations. Students will be guided through the steps of conducting research and organizing and writing an academic paper. By the end of the semester, each student will be expected to hand in the final version of their academic paper.
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