date_range Débute le 27 mars 2017
event_note Se termine le 5 juin 2017
list 10 séquences
assignment Niveau : Introductif
label Art et Design
chat_bubble_outline Langue : Anglais
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timer 60 heures de cours

En résumé

You will gain a foundation for college-level writing valuable for nearly any field. Students will learn how to read carefully, write effective arguments, understand the writing process, engage with others' ideas, cite accurately, and craft powerful prose. Course Learning Objectives • Summarize, analyze, question, and evaluate written and visual texts • Argue and support a position • Recognize audience and disciplinary expectations • Identify and use the stages of the writing process • Identify characteristics of effective prose • Apply proper citation practices • Discuss applying your writing knowledge to other writing occasions

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Le programme

  • Week 1 - The Writing Process
    To start our course, we will examine your own writing process and what it means to respond to the writing of others. We will also think about what academic writing means.
  • Week 2 - Critical Reading
    This week will concentrate on the skill of reading critically. Additionally, we will learn about the conventions of academic writing, including integrating evidence and schools of citation. Finally, you are encouraged to write your own critical review of "The ...
  • Week 3 - Project 1: Visual Analysis
    This week, the central topic is visual images in academic writing. The goal is to practice interpreting and writing about images convincingly. Plus, Dr. Comer will help you think about what area of inquiry you would like to focus on in this course and what it ...
  • Week 4 - Revision Strategies and Visual Analysis Revision
    Based on the feedback of your colleagues improve your visual analysis. After you receive feedback on your final submission, submit a self-reflection quiz about your experience writing this project.
  • Week 5 - Project 2: Case Study
    This week, various aspects of effective research will be discussed, such as creating an annotated bibliography, research strategies, and avoiding plagiarism. You will conduct research for your next project, a case study, contribute to an annotated bibliography...
  • Week 6 - Writing Cohesively and Case Study Revision
    In preparation for improving your case study, Professor Comer will present strategies of writing more cohesively. After receiving your final feedback, please submit a self-reflection about this project.
  • Week 7 - Project 3: Op-Ed
    This week, Professor Comer introduces the idea of public scholarship, how academic writing can be transformed for a broader public. Her guest, David Jarmul, will give an overview of how to write an op-ed. You will then have the opportunity to write your own.
  • Week 8 - Crafting Powerful Prose and Op-Ed Revision
    This week Professor Comer will address the topic of concise writing; how to convey meaning with fewer words. Your task is to rewrite your op-ed.
  • Week 9 - Transferring Writing Practices, Skills, and Knowledge to New Contexts
    This final week is dedicated to how to move forward with your writing and apply the skills learned in this course to new contexts. Your final assignment is a self-reflection about your development as a writer over the last several weeks.
  • Week 10 - Writing in the Humanities, Social Science, and Natural Sciences
    Additional videos that highlight differences in academic writing across disciplines.
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Les intervenants

  • Dr. Denise Comer, Assistant Professor of the Practice; Director of First-Year Writing
    Thompson Writing Program
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Le concepteur

Duke University has about 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students and a world-class faculty helping to expand the frontiers of knowledge. The university has a strong commitment to applying knowledge in service to society, both near its North Carolina campus and around the world.
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La plateforme

Coursera est une entreprise numérique proposant des formation en ligne ouverte à tous fondée par les professeurs d'informatique Andrew Ng et Daphne Koller de l'université Stanford, située à Mountain View, Californie.

Ce qui la différencie le plus des autres plateformes MOOC, c'est qu'elle travaille qu'avec les meilleures universités et organisations mondiales et diffuse leurs contenus sur le web.

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