Write the World: An Introduction to Research & Writing

NOTE: This class is on TUESDAYS at Kathy Bekker’s home in N. Orem.

Research and writing is an essential skill to master as you continue in your scholarly pursuits. In this class, you will write one research paper each semester. Fall semester, the topic will be assigned. Winter semester, you will choose your own topic (a world of possibilities). During each semester, you will learn how to research and write a full-length, college-level paper. Finding valid sources (online and offline), note taking, citations, avoiding plagiarism, outlining, and rewriting will be covered.


TUESDAY 12:45 - 2:30


14 - 18


Head Mentor
ToriAnn Perkey

Assistant Mentor

Kathy Bekker


Depth or Breadth? 

Fall Semester


Winter Semester



Prior essay writing experience or teacher approval required.

Materials Required

Each student must have access to the following:
* a laptop they can bring to class to do research
* a library card


Homework will be two to four hours a week, but may be more on weeks where your own research is required.


Class time will be provided for you to work on research and receive feedback on your writing in class. You must have consistent access to a laptop during class to take advantage of this time.

As a master level student, you will also be required to have a writing mentor (not a parent or older sibling) who can review and comment on your research paper (drafts and final).