Carry Out Research
Students wil be able to carry out research on one aspect of Germanic linguistics and ommunicate a clear synthesis and analysis of their research in both written and oral form.
Finding Sources for Research
Students will be able to seek sources on topics in Germanic linguistics, including journal articles, handbooks, speech recordings, etc.
Students will be able to write an annotated bibliography.
Data, Quotes and Citations
Students will be able to identify appropriate data and useful quotes that help them support their thesis and the arguments they are making. Students will be able to introduce and cite all quotes and data properly, providing adequate and correct citations for all points they are making or ideas they are drawing on from the works of other scholars.
Students will be able to argue their points and theses effective by using logical and cohesive arguments.
Reviewing One's Own Work and that of Others
Students will become less dependent on their professor’s grades, feedback and comments to improve their work. They will develop the ability to candidly evaluate their own performance and work, providing effective peer review for the work of others, identifying both the strengths and weaknesses of papers in terms of structure, form, citations, writing to the thesis, and overall organisation. To do so, students will be able to identify the key sentences in their own work and the work of others, shaping paragraphs and sections to ensure they fit with the thesis and topic of the research paper.
Using Publications as an Example for Writing Own Paper
Students will be able to draw upon published sources and the articles of others to use as examples of 1) how to organise their papers (including sections and paragraphs); 2) how to cite and incorporate data (including in tables) and the ideas of others; 3) compose a bibliography, 4) format their papers, and 4) correctly use the terminology and turns of phrased used in the field in question.