This site is the home of Dee Broughton’s Engl 404, Research Writing for International Students, at the University of Idaho. The 3 credit hour class is offered to graduate students and advanced undergrads at UI, as well as to international scholars who want to improve their academic writing skills.
The first 60% of the course offers explicit instruction in writing and the use of sources. The last 40% provides individual linguistic support for the student’s own thesis, dissertation, conference presentation, or article.
This version of Research Writing for International Students is offered entirely via internet. This site is the main information center, but we also use a variety of online environments that are accessible to anyone with adequate internet access. We link to the university’s secure Blackboard installation for graded activities.
The instructor and students communicate via Facebook, and we hold individual conferences through Skype.
Interested students should be prepared to use Skype with headsets and microphones, to participate in Facebook, and to submit writing assignments in formats compatible with Microsoft Word on Blackboard.
Anyone with internet access can seek admission to the University of Idaho as a non-degree student to take this class for credit.
There is no application fee for non-degree seeking applicants and out-of-state tuition costs are waived for distance learners, so, if you live outside the United States, this is a great way to earn credit from a U.S. university. Enrollment in the class includes remote access to the university’s extensive academic library.
Once you are admitted to UI, contact Dee for permission to enroll in the class at cbroughton AT uidaho.edu. Feel free to email with questions or see her other websites for more information about her teaching style and experience.