ERIC Number: EJ868406
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
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Learning through Publishing "The Pi Sigma Alpha Undergraduate Journal of Politics"
Bauer, Benjamin J.; Ogas, Whitney C.; Shakir, Omar R.; Oxley, Zoe M.; Clawson, Rosalee A.
PS: Political Science and Politics, v42 n3 p565-569 Jul 2009
Publishing a research journal can be a rewarding and useful learning experience for undergraduate students. Drawing upon our experiences with "The Pi Sigma Alpha Undergraduate Journal of Politics," we describe the benefits of producing a peer-reviewed journal. Among the benefits we highlight are gains in political science knowledge, increased understanding of research methodologies, refinement of writing and debating skills, and development of interpersonal skills. We close with a call for professors to encourage their students to submit papers to the journal.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Political Science, Research Methodology, Learning Experience, Interpersonal Competence, Peer Evaluation, Communication Skills, Experiential Learning, Journal Articles, Writing Skills, Writing for Publication, Student Publications, Educational Benefits
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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