Academic Writing Skills
This course improves the academic writing skills of students who intend to pursue graduate work in the M.A. in Global Leadership program. Students attain knowledge, skills, and awareness of various writing tasks, including summaries, critiques (book and/or article reviews), data commentaries, and research papers. In addition to analyzing various forms of academic writing, students also focus on discourse- level and sentence-level mechanics, vocabulary, and grammar structures. Students also learn to adhere to APA formatting while avoiding unintentional plagiarism. Pre- writing, drafting, and revising are addressed through interactive exercises such as interviews and peer editing. To the extent possible, assignments are tied to the students' graduate coursework. This course is a supplemental course that does not count toward degree completion of either the M.A. in Organizational Leadership or the M.A. in Global Leadership.