WRDS is an acronym, referring to “Writing, Research and Discourse Studies” – and WRDS 150 is designed to introduce you to each of those things, namely:
- how academics do research;
- how they write about their research; and
- how you can recognize, analyze and employ specific features of discourse (i.e., contextualized language use), in academic writing
WRDS 150 Research and Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences (formerly ASTU 150 Research and Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences) is ASRW’s “foundational” research and writing course. Here, you receive an apprenticeship into academic research and writing, learning fundamental concepts and practices from active and experienced scholars.