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ERIC Number: EJ761460
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6283
Implementing and Evaluating a Writing Course for Psychology Majors
Goddard, Perilou
Teaching of Psychology, v30 n1 p25-29 2003
In this article, I describe Writing in Psychology, a semester-length 3-credit elective course designed to improve students' writing skills, familiarize them with psychology's writing conventions, and teach them American Psychological Association (APA) style. Students produced a case report, a report of an empirical study, a conference abstract, and a literature review. An attitude inventory and tests over grammar and APA style revealed significant precourse versus postcourse improvement, providing evidence that the course can be a valuable addition to the undergraduate curriculum.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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