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 ACC 130 - Academic Writing and Presenting


This course is part of the Academic Core and must be taken in the student’s first year. It aims to develop the skills necessary for students to become independent learners, and to support and enhance performance in many other courses at UCR. 

The focus of ACC 130 is on academic writing and presenting. Students are expected to do secondary research, critically select and evaluate scholarly sources, learn to cite and reference, develop coherent thesis statements, structure information, and use appropriate academic language and style. Through constant revision of their own writing, peer reviewing other essays, and study of essays in the 100 Great Essays, students will hone their critical thinking skills. The course requires students to present Persuasive Speeches and Research Presentations. In addition, students participate in group discussions and critically reflect on their learning process. 


Sally Jeans, Karolien Walravens M.A., Margaret Morris M.A., Dr. Chad Weidner, Dr. Anya Luscombe​