Introduction
This class has two basic parts (100% online--NO CLASS DAY/TIME):

1. The tools needed to collect, organize research references, and then build your thesis, as well as organizing your research time. Emphasis is placed on open source software to help anyone get up to speed on thesis writing based on APA or MLA guidelines. Each week we also practice actual research writing, with online assignments and feedback from the professor.

Overall, this is an ACTION oriented class, Learning By Doing! Software tools covered include: LibreOffice, Zotero, GanttProject, Dia, while MS Word's style sheets are also covered.

2. Presentation skills is the second half of this class. Seven central presentation skills are emphasized. Emphasis is on practicing the skills, with detailed feedback from the professor through the use of video recording in the Marketing Dpt. Consumer Lab. In this half of the semester,students will make presentations that are green screened, resulting in professional looking videos that can be used by students in future job hunts, such as inclusion in electronic resumes.

See the presentation section of this class online: https://goo.gl/1Wb2tm
Class Outline & Schedule (this current document): https://goo.gl/qFwrdZ
(or without Google login: https://goo.gl/Ljtre4)
Class Grades, Schedules, Updates, etc.: https://goo.gl/SbDxWf
Textbook:
Quick Presentations in English (ebook)
Quick Research Papers (cloud software)

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association Manual (APA)

Modern Language Associate (MLA) Manual
Course schedule:
WEEK 1
Online
Initial Contact Sign Up Google Docs

WEEK 2
Online
Research Writing Unit 1
APA/MLA Unit 1
Content & Organization

WEEK 3
Online
Research Writing Unit 2
APA/MLA Unit 2
Expressing Ideas & Reducing Bias

WEEK 4
Online
Research Writing Unit 3
APA/MLA Unit 3
Punctuation

WEEK 5
APA/MLA Unit 4
Spelling, Hyphenation, Capitalization &
Abbreviations

WEEK 6
Online
Research Writing Unit 4
APA/MLA Unit 5
Headings & Numbers

WEEK 7
Online
APA/MLA Unit 6
Statistical & Mathematical

WEEK 8
Online
APA/MLA Unit 7
Tables & Figures

WEEK 9
Online
APA/MLA Unit 8
Citations in Text

WEEK 10
Online
APA/MLA Unit 9
Reference List

WEEK 11
Online
Presentation Unit 1
GETTING READY
Presentation Unit 2
VISUAL HELPERS
APA/MLA Unit 10
Manuscript Preparation

WEEK 12
Online
Presentation Unit 3
OPENING

WEEK 13
Video Lab
Practice Presentation 1
(investment information to potential investors)

WEEK 14
Online
Presentation Unit 4
CONTENT

WEEK 15
Video Lab
Practice Presentation 2
(employment information to potential job applicants)

WEEK 16
Online
Presentation Unit 5
CONCLUSION

WEEK 17
Video Lab

Practice Presentation 3
(new product--based on a real new product of your company [not made up] to potential customers)

WEEK 18
Online
Complete Group Evaluation of Presentations
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