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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
Academic Writing and Research for International Graduate Students II
Summer 2017
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An academic writing and research course for international students who demonstrate high proficiency in English. Focus on research paper writing, reading and analysis of academic discourse, small-group work, and oral presentations on research. Credit for this course does not apply toward any degree or certificate offered by GW.
Students exiting EAP 6111 should demonstrate the skills and abilities listed below, which
they will subsequently need in order to be successful in the academic and professional
world. Students should be able to:
o read and evaluate substantial print sources and view relevant non-print sources
with critical awareness;
o practice writing as a recursive process that includes prewriting, planning, drafting,
revising and editing;
o revise and edit first and subsequent drafts in order to produce writing of a high
academic caliber and to improve tone, style, and organization for specific writing
contexts and audiences;
o follow a series of steps towards producing a research paper, including topic
selection, preliminary research and brainstorming, reference to other’s ideas and
sources, drafting, and revision;
o employ various research methods using the library and electronic databases to
gather data and evidence in order to produce a scholarly paper with
documentation of incorporated sources;
o fulfill the conventions of producing academic arguments, including a carefully
chosen and narrowed topic, a well-formulated question that is of interest to
readers in the field, a clear thesis statement that responds to that question, support
for the thesis with critical reasoning and reliable, relevant, and substantial
evidence, and an awareness of the assumptions (warrants) that may need
development or terms that may need definition;
o demonstrate responsibility by attending class regularly and punctually, being
prepared for class discussions, submitting assignments in a timely fashion,
collaborating with others respectfully and effectively, understanding and avoiding plagiarism, and knowing and following university regulations
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