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In Spring 2010, Cora Agatucci will be teaching one section of WR 123:
WR 123 - CRN # 21137  - 3 credits
Mon & Wed 12:45 - 2:00 pm, Jefferson Rm 101
Required Textbook for Spring 2010
is the same as for Winter 2010:

  Palmquist, Mike. The Bedford Researcher [Spiral Bound paper]. 3rd ed.
         Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2009. 

ISBN-13: 978-0-312-47562-8

See also COCC Credit Class Schedule - Spring 2010:
Writing - Spring 2010:

Cora's Spring 2010 WR 123 Syllabus | Course Plan

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How to Contact Cora Agatucci:
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Cora's Office Location: Grandview 106-B  (Bend campus)
Spring 2010
Office Hours: see
Cora's current Schedule (& also by appointment):

Cora's Office Phone & Voicemail: (541) 383-7522
Humanities Dept. Office (Bend campus): Modoc 226 
  (541) 330-4396 - Attention: Cora Agatucci
Cora's COCC Home Page: http://web.cocc.edu/cagatucci/ 


Brief Course Description from COCC 2009-2010 Catalog:
WR 123 - English Composition III
"Stresses skills necessary to produce college research papers. Students learn to focus a topic; to practice critical reading; to evaluate sources and incorporate them into their writing; and to formally organize, format and document their final revisions. Recommended Prerequisites: WR 122, LIB 127."
Credits: 3    Lecture: 3

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WR 123 Course Prerequisites: Are you ready for WR 123?

Students are best prepared to succeed in WR 123 who have already . . .

(1) Successfully completed Writing 122 (with grade of "C" or better); and
(2) Successfully completed Library 127
(with grade of "C" or better); and
(3) Acquired basic computer competencies
(e.g. in using word processing software, e-mail and internet browser).

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WR 123 Learning Outcomes: What will you learn in WR 123?

Students who successfully complete WR 123, will be able to:

Learning Outcome 1       Create a search strategy  . . .

  • that proposes a manageable research topic based on exploratory thinking and investigation;

  • that establishes a clear direction and focus for the project;

  • that employs a variety of resources available through the library (such as books, periodicals, government documents, on-line databases, and EBSCOHost), through inter-library loan, through the Internet, and/or through student-directed empirical research (such as surveys, interviews, and questionnaires); and

  • that results in a thesis that the student develops and tests through the course of the research process.

Learning Outcome 2       Demonstrate proficiency at critically reading, analyzing and evaluating both primary and secondary sources in order to interpret and responsibly manage facts, statistics, inferences, expert opinions, lay opinions, value judgments, and empirical data. 

Learning Outcome 3       Develop a research system that avoids plagiarism and fairly represents sources by quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing with appropriate documentation.

Learning Outcome 4       Demonstrate proficiency in such integral research writing tasks as the summary, abstract, proposal, annotated bibliography, critical review of literature, and formal outline.

Learning Outcome 5       Revise and edit the research paper to meet college-level writing standards and to satisfy the student's rhetorical purpose and audience.

Learning Outcome 6       Develop awareness of differing citation and bibliographic systems from various academic disciplines and develop competence in one system most appropriate for a specific research-based academic paper.

Learning Outcome 7       Plan and manage the process of writing to incorporate the special concerns of research writing: converting notes, summaries and quotations into a text unified and organized by effective transitions and restatement; negotiating among the divergent voices of the sources while clearly conveying the student's own persona and tone; integrating a variety of documentary sources with the student's own thinking; effectively employing the recursive stages of drafting, revising, and editing; and maintaining a consistent work schedule that ensures the final draft is delivered on time.

Learning Outcome 8       Use writing to provide peers with alternative viewpoints and suggestions for revising and editing research writing.

Learning Outcome 9       Analyze and evaluate one's own research writing, identifying strengths and weaknesses in the research process and product--and suggest some means of improving his or her practice of gathering, synthesizing, organizing, and presenting information.

Approved by Humanities Dept. Composition Committee, rev. 4-14-99

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