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ENGL 201 The Research Paper • 5 Cr.


Develops skills required for writing research papers. Students learn research techniques, source analysis, thesis development, argumentation styles, and summarizing. Fulfills a written communication course requirement at BC. Same as ENGL 102. Either ENGL 102 or ENGL 201 may be taken for credit, not both. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 or equivalent course from another college with a C- or better.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • An objective summary of college-level material which identifies primary and supporting assertions
  • An evaluation of different types of evidence (i.e., tone/diction, logical reasoning)
  • A synthesis of source material with own writing
  • An original and clearly supported thesis
  • Proper in-text citations and works-cited page
  • A breadth of varied primary sources which demonstrates a familiarity with library research skills



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