Introductory Writing Course developed through the Ohio Department of Higher Education OER Innovation Grant. The course is part of the Ohio Transfer Module and is also named TME002. This work was completed and the course was posted in September 2018. For more information about credit transfer between Ohio colleges and universities, please visit: www.ohiohighered.org/transfer.Team LeadRachel Brooks-Pannell Columbus State Community CollegeContent ContributorsCatherine Braun Ohio State UniversityMartin Brick Ohio Dominican UniversityPeter Landino Terra State Community CollegeBrian Leingang Edison State Community CollegeBonnie Proudfoot Hocking CollegeJason Reynolds Southern State Community CollegeMarie Stokes Stark State CollegeLibrarianKatie Foran-Mulcahy University of Cincinnati Clermont CollegeReview TeamAnna Bogen Marion Technical CollegeSteven Mohr Terra State Community CollegeKelsey Squire Ohio Dominican University
How to Use This GuideThis document is intended to highlight resources that can be used to address the topic of Conducting Research in a Second-Year Writing Course. All resources are Open Access and can be downloaded or added to a Course Management System via hyperlink.IntroductionThis portion of the course is intended to recommend the best open educational resources related to presenting research, including creating a defensible research thesis; supporting and defending ideas in writing; understanding and debating the arguments of others; selecting credible source material to use in a persuasive research essay; avoiding plagiarism; formatting and presenting sources in an approved academic format; and the process of drafting, revising, editing and polishing an academic research paper. These skills will overlap with other learning objectives (e.g. Reading in Academia, Persuasion and Argument, Rhetorical Situations, Genres, etc.), and instructors will likely want to use these resources and design activities in conjunction with other learning objectives. Further, this module assumes that instructors have chosen their own primary readings (academic journal articles, examples of student research papers, editorials) as examples to which the strategies outlined in these resources may be applied.Learning ObjectivesThis module is designed to address the following learning objectives:Select a topic for researchAssess the needs of the audienceCreate a working thesisIdentify types of researchAnalyze and evaluate sourcesUse library databasesAvoid plagiarismParaphrase, summarize and quote from source materialUnderstand documentation types and stylesCreate a working outlineDraft a research paperSeek feedback through peer collaborationUse the revision process to create a formal research-based written document
How to Use This GuideThis document is intended to highlight resources that can be used to address the topic of Conducting Research in a Second-Year Writing Course. All resources are Open Access and can be downloaded or added to a Course Management System via hyperlink.
IntroductionThis portion of the course is intended to recommend the best open educational resources for an advanced writing course with a disciplinary theme, whether taught within or outside of an English department. In such an advanced writing course, the disciplinary theme provides context and motivation for instruction in writing, rather than focusing on using writing to explore disciplinary content (which can be extremely useful but is outside the scope of this document).Furthermore, many of the sources from the following portions of this Second-Year Writing Quick Adoption Guide can be used to meet the objectives listed in this section: Media and Design (particularly the section on Reading and Analyzing Multimodal Texts), Reading in Academia, Writing in Academia, Writing as a Process, Critical Thinking, Conducting Research, and Understanding Rhetorical Situations. Learning ObjectivesThis module is designed to address the following learning objectives:Identify typical disciplinary questions in a chosen field and employ or propose appropriate research strategies to address those questionsDetermine the appropriate scope and field-specific methods of inquiry for research questionsCritically evaluate and synthesize information in ways that are appropriate to both the research questions and field expectations/conventionsEmploy strategies to generate ideas, to draft, to get feedback from readers, and to reviseInvestigate and use appropriate communication conventions for a range of genres, contexts, and mediaUse the work of others fairly and appropriately, including using citation practices according to the conventions of the field, genre, and medium
How to Use This GuideThis document is intended to highlight resources that can be used in a Writing in the Disciplines/Across the Curriculum themed Second-Year Writing Course. All resources are Open Access and can be downloaded or added to a Course Management System via hyperlink.