Week 1 – Initial Orientation

Friday, May 25
UNAVCO Classroom


Rhetorical focus:
Why Writing Matters in a Research Project. Overview of summer writing workshop activities; the conversational metaphor; the rhetoric of the research article; guiding principles of peer review and the writing workshop. Use of Gmail for circulating and commenting on drafts. Developing a Research Prospectus (with mini-lit-review) and a Work Plan. Looking ahead to the Introduction to the Research Article. On the persuasive role of citations.

Handouts to be discussed on May 25 Due dates

Due Thursday, June 7 by noon:

  • Develop a tentative project work plan (1 page) with your research mentor
  • Write a short prospectus of your research project, that also incorporates reference to 2-4 articles or background readings (total of about 3 double-spaced pages).
  • Send both documents to RESESS2018gmail.com

Due Friday, June 8: