VI. Advanced Academic Writing: Research Paper, Thesis and Dissertatioin

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A. General Introduction
1. What is and how to write a research paper, thesis, or dissertation?
2. research methodology
B. The Writing Process of a Research Paper
0. (general / mixed)
1. brainstorming
2. outlining
3. drafting
4. doing research (and the related)
5. revising, editing, and proofreading
C. Abstract & Proposal
D. Literature Review
E. How to Format
1. (relevant:) about intellectual property and plagiarism
2. formatting styles
F. Essential Skills: Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Using Quotations
G. More Language Sensibility
1. avoiding choppy and stringy sentences
2. avoiding run-on sentences, comma splices, and sentence fragments
3. how to reduce clauses to phrases and avoid dangling or misplaced modifiers
4. avoiding faulty parallelism; words of urgency
5. avoiding unclear comparisons
6. avoiding bias in writing
7. (others)
H. (relevant:) Oral Defense and Academic Presentation

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(Notes by Huifang Peng)
A. General Introduction
1.What is and how to write a research paper, thesis, or dissertation?
2.research methodology
B. The Writing Process of a Research Paper
0.(general / mixed)
1.brainstorming
2.outlining
3.drafting
4.doing research (and the related)
5.revising, editing, and proofreading
(page 1: mixed)
(page 2: revising)
(page 3: editing)
(page 4: proofreading)
C. Abstract & Proposal
1.proposal
2.abstract
D. Literature Review
E. How to Format
1.(relevant:) about intellectual property and plagiarism
2.formatting styles
a. (general & mixed)
b. MLA style
c. APA style
F. Essential Skills: Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and UsingQuotations
1.(general / mixed)
2.summarizing (and responding)
3.paraphrasing
4.using quotations
G. More Language Sensibility
1.avoiding choppy and stringy sentences
2.avoiding run-on sentences, comma splices, and sentence fragments
3.how to reduce clauses to phrases and avoid dangling or misplaced modifiers
4.avoiding faulty parallelism; words of urgency
5.avoiding unclear comparisons
6.avoiding bias in writing
7.(others)
H. (relevant:) Oral Defense and Academic Presentation
1.oral defense
2.academic and formal public presentation