This course teaches students how to prepare an acceptable research paper. Students are first taught how to focus their topic, brainstorm ideas, draft a thesis statement, and research their topic. Students are then instructed how to use the computer, books, articles, and other sources to support their thesis. They also learn how to introduce, paraphrase, and blend their cited material into their paper in APA documentation format.

 Course Goal: The goal of this course is to teach students how to research and write a research paper using specified style guides.