DOC910: Foundations of Doctoral Writing

Course Credits:
1
Course Hours Per Week:
5

Course Overview

Throughout this mentoring session, candidates will be exploring writing methods to concisely and formally express the critical thinking required to participate in their respective research community at the doctoral level. To that end, candidates will begin to examine and improve thinking and writing skills, and to orient themselves toward the task of expressing themselves academically.

This course serves to support their first primary doctoral core course, providing the foundational tools they will use to improve their performance in assignments for that course

This course consists of eight 1-week modules that correspond to the first core course of JIU’s doctoral programs, and is taken concurrently. Throughout the core course, candidates will be expected to produce course-project related assignments where writing is a primary focus. Using these assignments as a basis, this mentoring course focuses upon writing mechanics in its use of SmarThinking and the APA manual, plagiarism through the use of TurnItIn, and research skills through the introduction of the Jones e-global library®.

Course Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate their understanding of writing at the doctoral level in conformance with the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
  • Exhibit progress toward writing at the doctoral level in conformance with the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
  • Effectively utilize a variety of applicable Jones e-global library databases.
  • Display fundamentals of research using both online and traditional sources.