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Cornell University    
 
    
 
  Nov 23, 2017
 
Courses of Study 2017-2018
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WRIT 1420 - FWS: Opening Up New Worlds Through Research and Rhetoric


     
Fall. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

First-Year Writing Seminar.

D. Evans, K. Navickas.

Drawing upon personal or academic experiences and interests, students select their own topics and design research portfolios that highlight significant analytic research. To do this, you will step through the Cornell Library gateway and receive a semester-long guided tour through one of the world’s most amazing research libraries––its vast search engines, its abundant print and electronic collections, its precious special collections and archives. This introduction to college research explores using data bases, evaluating information, and engaging both to produce effective academic writing. Study techniques of analysis for converting scholarly information into thesis, synthesizing and acknowledging sources, developing voice and style, crafting technically and rhetorically sophisticated prose.



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