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Stellmack, Mark A.; Sandidge, Rita R.; Sippl, Amy L.; Miller, Danneka J. – Teaching of Psychology, 2015
Previous research has shown that when students are required to submit a draft and a revision of their writing, large proportions of students do not improve across drafts. We implemented a writing assignment in which students were permitted to submit up to four optional drafts. To encourage substantive revisions, students were awarded additional…
Descriptors: Writing Improvement, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes, Revision (Written Composition)
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Thieman, Thomas J.; Clary, E. Gil; Olson, Andrea M.; Dauner, Rachel C.; Ring, Erin E. – Teaching of Psychology, 2009
For 6 years, we have offered an integrated weekly laboratory focusing on research methods as part of our general psychology course. Through self-report measures and controlled comparisons, we found that laboratory projects significantly increase students' knowledge and comfort level with scientific approaches and concepts, sustain interest in…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Psychology, Psychological Studies, Research Methodology
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Muir, Gary M.; van der Linden, Gretchen J. – Teaching of Psychology, 2009
Students in large, lecture-based introductory psychology classes often do not have the benefit of experiential learning (EL) opportunities due to logistical constraints. To overcome this obstacle, we developed an EL project in which introductory psychology students in small groups present some aspect of the course material to local elementary…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Experiential Learning, Psychology, Introductory Courses