Discussion: (For Reference please use the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association 7th edition)
Please consider how you have developed the knowledge, skills and attitudes that enable your achievement of the course goals listed in the syllabus( see below). Then write a discussion of a minimum 300 words describing how this course has helped you achieve these goals.
This undergraduate-level course acclimates students to the academic community by developing and refining the knowledge and skills needed to read and critically analyze scholarly texts, write essays of increasing complexity, and practice stages of the composing process. Students are introduced to principles of effective written communication and critical reading, with a focus on invention, drafting, revising, editing, and self-assessment of written scholarly work. While a number of citation and formatting styles exist in scholarly writing, this course focuses on application of the basic rules of the American Psychological Association (APA) style.
By the conclusion of this course, student will be able to:
Develop and refine proper grammar, spelling, and sentence structure techniques to enhance composition skills
Utilize a process approach to writing that involves critical thinking, drafting, and revising
Apply the basic rules of APA Style in constructing scholarly essays
Locate, analyze, summarize, and synthesize appropriate source material from both print and electronic environments
Utilize formal writing skills to present focused, logical arguments that support a thesis
Use reliable and varied evidence to support claims, incorporate sources from others appropriately, and acknowledge and document the works of others using APA format
Use electronic environments to draft, revise, edit, and share or publish texts use writing processes to explore, think, and learn, and to write appropriately for various tasks and audiences
Apply student success strategies
AACN Essential III: Scholarship for Evidence-Based Practice
For a list of required textbooks and resources, please see your program and course list here: https://www.aspen.edu/bachelors-degrees/
Module 1: Introduction to Scholarly Writing
Module 2: Much Ado About APA Format
Module 3: Grammar and Punctuation
Module 4: Getting Started: The Thesis and Introduction
Module 5: Formal Research: Supporting Your Stand
Module 6: Plagiarism and Citation: To Cite or Not to Cite?
Module 7: Maintaining the Pace: Avoiding Writer’s Block
Module 8: Putting It All Together: The Finished Masterpiece!