Writing for Psychology

Writing for Psychology

by James Sanford, Christopher J. Thaiss, Stefan G. Hofmann, Patricia Marten Dibartolo
     
 

Writing for Psychology offers a concise, yet thorough guide to successful writing for psychology courses. This theoretically grounded resource covers experimental laboratory reports, term papers (non-experimental research reports), essay exams, and oral presentations. This book thoroughly explains writing as a four-step process involving writing as a toolSee more details below

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Writing for Psychology offers a concise, yet thorough guide to successful writing for psychology courses. This theoretically grounded resource covers experimental laboratory reports, term papers (non-experimental research reports), essay exams, and oral presentations. This book thoroughly explains writing as a four-step process involving writing as a tool for thinking and learning, drafting, revising, and editing. The authors provide explicit instruction along with annotated student samples of the experimental lab report, the term paper, and the exam essay. Samples also help to explain effective note taking, annotation of research materials, the keeping of reading-response and research logs, and methods of varying written style. Readers learn how to plan their written projects and how to seek and receive good advice on revising drafts. The book also includes a section on dealing with the most common errors in grammar, punctuation, and spelling as well as a concise guide to APA style. For those who need to know the standards for writing in the field of psychology.

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Identifies rules and traditions specific to writing on psychology, provides examples, and describes ways to make writing enjoyable and successful. Opening chapters cover general rules for all writing, with examples adapted to the needs of psychology students, and later chapters address experimental lab reports, term papers, exam essays, and oral presentations. Includes a brief guide to rules for citation of sources. Corrected, annotated, and sample papers demonstrate principles. The authors are professors of English and psychology at George Mason University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205280018
Publisher:
Longman
Publication date:
10/07/1999
Pages:
150
Product dimensions:
5.99(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.47(d)

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