414 | MA-WRITGU

Guide to Academic Writing – Fundamentals

Writing style guide covering grammar, mechanics, formatting, citation, research documentation.

This writing style guide covers the fundamentals of English usage and writing. It includes sections on grammar and mechanics, editing, formatting, academic citation and research documentation, including the latest MLA and APA style guidelines. A useful supplement to any academic writing course.

Curriculum & Learning Outcomes

This course includes text book self-study, assignments, discussion group engagement, lesson quizzes and the final exam.

Curriculum

414 | MA-WRITGU

Guide to Academic Writing – Fundamentals

Writing style guide covering grammar, mechanics, formatting, citation, research documentation.

The following list shows a summary of the topics covered in this course. To see all of the course pages, visit the Table of Contents.

Module 1: Grammar

  • Nouns
  • Pronouns
  • Verbs
  • Non-Finite Verbs
  • Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Other Parts of Speech

Module 2: Punctuation

  • Punctuation

Module 3: Usage

  • Usage

Module 4: Sentence Structure

  • Sentence Structure
  • Parallel Structure
  • Active and Passive Voice

Module 5: Writing Process

  • Rhetorical Context
  • How to Write a Thesis Statement
  • The Perfect Paragraph
  • Introductions and Conclusions
  • Higher Order Concerns for Editing
  • Lower Order Concerns for Proofreading
  • The Importance of Spelling
  • Revising With Style In Mind

Module 6: Research

  • Research Strategies
  • Plagiarism

Module 7: MLA Citations

  • MLA Documentation

Module 8: APA Citations

  • APA Documentation

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Course Includes

  • 8 Lessons
  • 1 Quiz
  • Course Certificate

Learning Outcome

414 | MA-WRITGU

Guide to Academic Writing – Fundamentals

Writing style guide covering grammar, mechanics, formatting, citation, research documentation.

The content, assignments, assessments and exams have been designed to achieve the course learning outcomes.

Not Enrolled

Course Includes

  • 8 Lessons
  • 1 Quiz
  • Course Certificate

Faculty

414 | MA-WRITGU

Guide to Academic Writing – Fundamentals

Writing style guide covering grammar, mechanics, formatting, citation, research documentation.

This guide, developed by faculty at the University of Mississippi with Lumen Learning, is primarily based on material from Lumen Learning’s English Composition I: Process-Based course and Joe Schall’s Style for Students, with supplemental videos by David Rheinstrom from Khan Academy’s Grammar.

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Course Includes

  • 8 Lessons
  • 1 Quiz
  • Course Certificate

Degree Credits

By completing this course you will earn 5 study credits which you can be applied towards your Integrated Master’s Degree.

Accreditations & Certificates

A course certificate of attendance will be provided.

Admission Requirements

This course is open to all M.A. degree students.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Contact us for a detailed overview of the course tuition including potential credits, financial aid and sponsorship options.

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Course Includes

  • 8 Lessons
  • 1 Quiz
  • Course Certificate