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RSCH 10 : Research Preparation

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College of Arts & Sciences (WARSC)
Research Preparation
This performance-oriented course is designed to increase student success in college by introducing and actively engaging students in the research process. Topics include: understanding research, sourcing, using a library, choosing a research topic, gathering and organizing information, analyzing a thesis and outline, and determining how to cite and reference sources. This course is for zero credit hours, cannot be used to satisfy credit requirements for ERAU degrees, and may be repeated.

Provide students the opportunity to ‘learn by analyzing,’ thereby enhancing their ability to perform research effectively and efficiently, and increase their confidence for future academic success.

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:1. Identify, in the variety of sources that are available for writing a term paper, including the ERAU Jack Hunt Library, local libraries and the Internet.2. Critically evaluate, in writing, sources, especially internet sources.3. Organize research material by examining an annotated bibliography to facilitate the writing process.4. Demonstrate proficiency by using the APA documentation style for in-text citations and the Reference page.5. Identify common knowledge and avoid plagiarism by incorporating good organizational techniques and APA documentation skills.

Located on the Daytona Beach Campus, the Jack R. Hunt Library is the primary library for all students of the Worldwide Campus. The Chief Academic Officer strongly recommends that every faculty member, where appropriate, require all students in his or her classes to access the Hunt Library or a comparable college-level local library for research. The results of this research can be used for class projects such as research papers, group discussion, or individual presentations. Students should feel comfortable with using the resources of the library. 

Web & Chat:
Text: (386) 968-8843
Library Phone:  (386) 226-7656 or (800) 678-9428

Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

ActivityPercent of Grade
Input Grading Item100

Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Gene Round, Ph.D. - 3/31/2015
Eugene Round - 3/31/2015
Johnelle Korioth - 3/31/2015
Dr. James Schultz – 3/31/2015
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