Research Intensive as Writing Intensive Course: High Impact Practice and Course Design

Christian Geneta Ravela


This article reflects on the implementation of a research-intensive course at the level of course design and daily pedagogical practice. As one of several other high-impact practices, scholarship has shown that research-intensive courses increase student retention, uphold persistence to graduation, increase entry into graduate programs. Yet access to strategies on how to implement a research-intensive course has been minimal, providing only recommendations such as faculty mentoring and linking research to real-life applications. Thus, this teacher report forwards the value of merging research-intensive courses with writing intensive courses as a strategy to facilitate quality mentorship and provide real-life applications in research-intensive courses.


high impact practices; research-intensive course; writing across the curriculum; writing in the discipline

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