Research Methods for Writers

Code: COMM1966

Course description

Attention all writers! Learn how to efficiently and effectively conduct research for any writing project: fiction, nonfiction, business . . . even term papers and dissertations. Modern research techniques are boundless. The trick is to know where to look and what to look for. This six-week online course teaches the best methods for mounting a search on any subject.You'll take a virtual guided tour of the library and how to maximize its precious resources, and you'll discover how to access public records, conduct successful Internet searches, and explore other similar treasure troves of information. Personal interviews, public reports, surveys and polls, and historical research are introduced and dissected. A special lesson on Guerilla Research reveals secrets for the undercover researcher. As a plus, detailed instructions are offered for getting organized before embarking on research and getting the most out of information once it's gathered. This course will give you the tools you'll need to successfully gather and incorporate all the information any polished and professional writing project requires.

Course details

Hours: 24
Credits: 1
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

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Delivery Options

Classroom Delivery: In-person instruction that takes place at a college campus.
Online Delivery: Content is delivered entirely online through self-directed components, allowing you the flexibility to learn anytime from wherever you are.
Remote Delivery: Technology-enabled virtual instruction that takes place outside of a physical classroom. Remote delivery includes some form of scheduled real-time virtual classes or drop-in times, as well as self-directed components.
Hybrid Delivery: Instruction that includes a combination of online or remote delivery, and some classroom activities.

 
Start Date
Day/Time
Delivery
Campus
Cost
Availability
Start Date: Oct. 13, 2021
Day/Time:
Delivery: Fully Online – Ed2Go
Campus: Online
Cost: $185.00
 
End date: Dec. 13, 2021
Hours: 24
Credits: 1
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Equivalent to: None

Additional information: This course is offered through ed2go. Find out more about ed2go courses.

Start Date: Nov. 17, 2021
Day/Time:
Delivery: Fully Online – Ed2Go
Campus: Online
Cost: $185.00
 
End date: Jan. 17, 2022
Hours: 24
Credits: 1
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Equivalent to: None

Additional information: This course is offered through ed2go. Find out more about ed2go courses.

Start Date: Dec. 15, 2021
Day/Time:
Delivery: Fully Online – Ed2Go
Campus: Online
Cost: $185.00
 
End date: Feb. 14, 2022
Hours: 24
Credits: 1
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Equivalent to: None

Additional information: This course is offered through ed2go. Find out more about ed2go courses.

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Winter 2022 registration opens November 1, 2021. Spring 2022 registration opens February 7, 2022.