A new online program for Summer 2021 designed for students who are about to undertake or are currently undertaking a master's degree. Available at the introductory rate of just $550 (500 Euros) for the full four-week course.
- Summer I term: May 27th-June 24th 2021
- Meeting time: 5:00-7:00pm Rome time (CET) ONLINE
- Meeting days: Mon-Tues-Wed-Thurs
Please note: this is a zero-credit course.
This in-depth, intensive course prepares students to plan, research, and write academic-level research papers autonomously. Students will learn to write at a graduate level while developing the research, composition, and argumentation skills they need to succeed in graduate programs. The course will suit students who are entering one of The American University of Rome's graduate programs in fall 2021 or spring 2022. It is also open to any student who wishes to study and prepare at this level, regardless of whether they are coming to AUR or entering another graduate school. Students will be guided through all writing stages, from preparing or reviewing an articulated research proposal, to collecting sources and arranging them in an annotated bibliography, to outlining, drafting, and, finally, completing the paper in accordance with current APA guidelines.
Academic writing is a process and students unused to the rigors of graduate-level writing will benefit from a thorough introduction to the conventions and requirements of their disciplines. When writing in an academic context, it is essential to learn those conventions that apply. The best way to do this is through exposure, analysis, and practical application, and through detailed mentorship from professors in the field. This specialized program will, through exercises that make graduate-level research, composition, and presentation explicit, provide the necessary contextual skills for the development of accomplished graduate-level work.