|English 201 is a course designed to teach the organizational and critical thinking skills necessary for logical written expression.
The course focuses on writing a research paper of at least 3000 words based on sound scholarly sources on a topic of interest
related to a student’s field by conforming to the APA standards of writing without committing plagiarism. In this course the
whole research process is taught step by step through skills including research, source selection, choice of topic, construction
and defense of a thesis statement, citing sources, outlining, organizing a “References” page and note taking. Critical elements of
the course are instruction in paraphrasing and summarizing techniques, use of quotations and the incorporation of these
research findings in the paper together with the inclusion of personal comments, avoidance of plagiarism and conforming to