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PSY-RSS02 Scholarly Argument

1 semester credits

This research skills seminar will provide didactic material on using evidence, making and organizing a scholarly argument, and synthesizing the existing literature. The seminar includes a number of writing and conceptualization exercises to create a scholarly argument for a proposed new study based on several articles provided by the instructor. Developing a scholarly argument is an essential skill required in writing scholarly papers for other classes as well as for the development of a dissertation or any other research report.
Delivery Method: In person
Grading Default: Credit/No Credit Only
Learning Outcome(s):  

  1. Develop critical reviewing skills
  2. Understand how a body of knowledge is developed
  3. Develop proficiency in focused note-taking and outlining of critical argument
  4. Understand how to use mind mapping to synthesize content across references
  5. Be knowledgeable about how to develop a point of view or thesis to organize literature review.
  6. Be competent in outlining a story, argument or logical progression of material from references.
  7. Be proficient in writing a paper including a critical review of the literature built around a scholarly argument.


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