Writing a research paper requires a range of different skills and activities, from finding and incorporating sources, to using discipline-appropriate citations. The resources provided here are designed to to help you think through and break down large research paper assignments, including suggestions for scaffolded writing activities along the way. Below are a variety of sample assignments and handouts that faculty members have used for different components of the research paper process. You may adapt these templates for your own course.
The packets below were prepared in association with previous Writing Across the Curriculum faculty workshops.
The Brooklyn College Writing Fellows have developed a number of mini-lessons on various aspects of the writing process. Each of these lessons lasts approximately 30 minutes and is easily integrated into courses in all disciplines. Each link below includes a lesson plan, hand-outs and suggestions, allowing you to adapt the lesson directly into your own course. If you would like to request a Fellow to present a mini-lesson to your class, please contact the WAC coordinators.
Students will learn the definition of plagiarism and how to avoid it. They will complete a short quiz on plagiarism to show mastery of the skill.
Students will learn how to summarize an article and identify the best summary during a brief exercise.
Select below from a variety of topics.