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ERIC Number: ED380754
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Aug
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
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How To Prepare Program Proposals for the American Psychological Association Annual Convention.
Tentoni, Stuart C.
The purpose of this paper is to dispel myths about preparing program proposals for the American Psychological Association's annual convention. The report's goal is to increase the number of student presenters at future annual conventions. It has been determined that, for a variety of reasons, psychology graduate students participate more in poster sessions than in actual programs. But poster presentations do not guarantee that anyone will attend the poster session or offer feedback, and proposing a poster session actually requires more work than that involved in submitting a symposium proposal. This report details how students can develop a program proposal. The areas covered include the development and titling of topics, conducting literature reviews, proposal preparation, how to submit the proposal to the most appropriate division, what happens if a proposal is accepted, dealing with probable rejection of a proposal by re-writing the proposal for the following year's annual convention, and protecting "ownership" of a rejected proposal idea through publication. Included in each section are tips, strategies, and examples of how to generate a successful program. (RJM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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