Critical Thinking and Intermediate Composition
This intermediate-level college reading and writing course uses the principles of rhetoric to build research and critical thinking skills required for success at four-year institutions. Emphasis is placed on reading, evaluating and writing argumentative prose. Students locate, evaluate and integrate outside sources into their writing assignments, which total at least 8,000 words for the semester. This course is intended for students majoring in English and all students interested in improving critical thinking and writing skills.
Miramar College Library
Mon - Thu | 8am - 8pm
Fri | 8am - Noon
Sat & Sun | CLOSED
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A Short Guide to Research
- First, review your assignment thoroughly and choose a topic.
- Next, start gathering information right away - don't procrastinate!
- Begin by navigating to the Miramar College home page.
- Find background information in print books, eBooks and Reference databases.
- As you read about your topic, increase your searching power by jotting down keywords and their synonyms, names of people, places and events.
- Add more specific or up-to-date information by searching the library databases. (Log on with your your Miramar ID and last name to research when off campus.)
- Email a librarian or stop by for after-hours help with research, citations, library policies, and more.