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ERIC Number: EJ1042276
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6283
Academic Boot Camp for the Writing of Psychology Research Reports
Skues, Jason L.; Wise, Lisa
Teaching of Psychology, v41 n4 p296-302 Oct 2014
Herein, we describe the implementation of, and responses to, a structured writing workshop in the form of an academic boot camp. Participants were 42 undergraduate psychology students from a medium-sized Australian university who were completing their major assignment for the semester. A majority of the students expressed satisfaction with the boot camp program. The use of structured and specific prompts elicited appropriate content for the different sections of their psychology research report. They also appreciated the distraction-free environment created during through the boot camp protocols. These findings have implications for more effective instruction and skill development in the writing of psychology research reports.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia