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ERIC Number: EJ1116275
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr-1
Pages: N/A
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1554-8244
Fear of the Blank Page: Teaching Academic and Professional Writing in Social Work
Schuldberg, Jean; Cavanaugh, Lorie; Aguilar, Gabriel; Cammack, Jessica; Diaz, Timmie; Flournoy, Noble, Jr.; Taylor, Kimberly; Olson, Sarah Nicole; Sampson, Christine
Across the Disciplines, v4 Apr 2007
A qualitative study of a pilot writing course for baccalaureate social work (BSW) students evaluated the process and development of students' academic and professional writing. The course provided students the opportunity to build writing skills, develop a professional paper, and present at a national social work conference. Students and professors collectively developed a literature review, generated and responded to research regarding writing and questions, and analyzed data. The collaborative effort in the course and research study facilitated the development of their professional writing and increased confidence for continued work. The study included recommendations for curricular changes in the teaching of writing in social work education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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