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Mastering the Academic Desk Research Paper

Learn all the necessary skills you need for developing a top-quality desk research paper in this free online course.

Publisher: Leigh Faulkner
Desk research papers are widely assigned in college and university. This research paper writing course gives you detailed guidance in creating a top-quality desk research paper – the kind of guidance that you may not get in your classes. Learn how to analyze an assignment, write a thesis statement or research question, set research goals, collect and analyze information, organize your paper, and edit and revise your paper for outstanding results.
Mastering the Academic Desk Research Paper
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    3-4 Hours
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This research course gives you a detailed explanation of the desk research writing process, starting with assignment analysis and ending with polishing the final paper. Crucial stages of the paper development process - such as developing a narrow topic, writing an effective thesis statement or research question, identifying sources, carrying out targeted research, information analysis, proper citation, peer editing, revision, and rewriting are all explained and demonstrated in over four hours of video. In addition, downloadable supplementary materials are provided.  

The course is divided into six sections which includes (1) developing your research question or thesis statement, (2) carrying out your research, (3) analyzing your information, (4) organizing your paper, (5) qualities of effective academic writing, and (6) editing and revision. The skills you learn in this course will make the task of researching and writing a desk research paper more organized and efficient, resulting in a paper that meets the higher standards college and university instructors look for in student academic writing.

If you would like to sharpen your academic writing skills, then this academic writing course is exactly what you need. As a bonus, you will find that the skills learned in this course on desk research writing are transferable to other forms of academic writing that you will inevitably be assigned in the future.

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