109年第2學期-0140 研究方法 課程資訊
|Assignment #1: Research Proposal||10|
|Assignment #2: Annotated bibliography||10|
|Assignment #3: Sentence Outline||10|
|Assignment #4: First draft of research proposal with bibliography||10|
|Oral presentation of research (a 20-minute PowerPoint presentation about your research paper content)||20|
|Assignment #5: Final draft of 5-8 page research paper||30|
本課程名額為 35人，已有27 人選讀，尚餘名額8人。
Research Methods aims to provide students with the opportunity to sharpen their academic writing skills with the focus on MLA style as the research method. Students will be introduced to the conventions of academic writing, learn to select a feasible research topic, evaluate and organize the academic sources both in print and electronic publication. Furthermore, students are required to draft the research paper with appropriate in-text citation and works cited list based on their collection of data and sources. Towards the end of the course, students will have an oral presentation on their individual research and respond to possible questions.
By the end of the course, you should be able to a) collect and analyze reliable academic sources, b) conduct an academic research on a topic, c) present your academic research and argument, d) cite your sources correctly, and e) avoid plagiarism in any way.
Research Methods is a second-year required course. By the end of this course, students should be able to 1) find materials through academic sources such as the library and online databases, 2) evaluate the quality of materials they find, 3) follow academic citation conventions when using information from those materials in their own assignments, and 4) understand the concept of academic integrity and the importance of avoiding plagiarism.
選課備註：預選期間優先大二選課 如有餘額 其他年級學生開學第一周親至課堂加選
Office Hourby appointment
Lester, Jim D., and James D. Lester. Writing Research Papers: A Complete Guide. 15th Ed. Boston : Pearson, 2015.
Modern Language Association. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th ed. New York: Modern Language Association, 2009. Print.