ARW250 - Academic Research and Writing

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Subject Title
Academic Research and Writing

Subject Description
ARW250 and ARW350 expand on the skills that students will have been introduced to in EAC150. They focus on deepening and refining the reading comprehension skills that they will need to grapple with and interpret prose documents in humanistic studies. The courses prepare students to seek out and evaluate virtual and print resources as they conduct the task of academic research, and they introduce them to important elements such as writing researchable questions, working theses, scholarly proposals, literature reviews, and annotated bibliographies. Both courses also stress the value of oral communication skills, and students are expected to deliver clear and cogent presentations based on their research essays. ARW250 emphasizes a strong command of MLA documentation style, while ARW350 focuses on APA.

Credit Status

This course is required for all students in the Liberal Arts Program and Arts & Science University Program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of this subject the student will demonstrate the ability to read, reason, research, relate, write and re-write a concise, clear, interesting research paper on any topic at an acceptable College or University level, using proper citation methods.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.