Developing Your Research Skills: Reading, Writing, and Sharing Academic Research in Humanities and Social Sciences

Description: Seminar, three hours; workshop, three hours. Designed for visiting juniors and seniors in Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program who are engaged in multi-year research projects in humanities and social sciences at home institutions. Focus on development of three important research skills: reading scholarly writing, writing for scholarly audiences, and presenting research for academic and general audiences. Students are supported in producing seven to eight pages of polished writing in form of literature review, thesis chapter, or another meaningful unit of writing as agreed upon with instructor. Students learn to write abstract and present work orally and visually. Approaches reading, writing, and sharing academic research as ongoing, iterative processes. Students gain necessary tools to succeed in all parts of research process. Concludes with symposium in which work is presented. P/NP grading.

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