URBP 298B Information


URBP 298B Syllabus, Spring 2014 [.pdf]

Key due dates for Spring 2014

Assignment Due Date
Statement of understanding 1/28
First full draft 3/10 (recommended 3/3)
Second full draft 4/7 (recommended 4/1)
Final report for instructor review 5/6
Finished report (pdf and print) 5/13

Sample 298 reports

See the URBP 298 reports that have received an honors designation:

Resources on Research Methods and Writing

There are many good resources available on the web that can help you to develop your thesis, organize your paper, cite sources properly, and such.  A small subset appears below here.

  • How to Write a Literature Review: This handout from the Writing Center at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill provides a very helpful description of the purpose of a literature view, as well as the steps you take to write one.

  • Distinguishing Scholarly Journals from Other Periodicals: This handout from the Olin and Uris Libraries, Cornell University, explains how to identify scholarly or "academic" research.

  • Critical Evaluation of Resources: This handout from the Library at the University of California at Berkeley suggests strategies to evaluate the credibility and usefulness of materials you find on the web or in print.

  • Revising: This handout from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Writing Center suggests strategies for editing and proofreading draft writing.


You will also find many recommended books on writing in the course materials for Asha W. Agrawal's version of URBP 213.  See the suggested readings at the bottom of the URBP 213 course home page and also the required readings on the URBP 213 course syllabus.