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1. Writing for Psychology.
Distinctive Challenges about Writing for Psychology.
What This Book Covers.
2. Writing Techniques to Increase Learning.
A Question of Attitude: Writing for Yourself.
Writing and Memory: Taking Good Notes.
Writing to Improve Reading: Marginalia and Other Annotations.
Writing to Improve Reading: Keeping the Reading Response Log.
Writing to Improve Observation.
Writing Dialogue: An Exercise for Listening.
Close Description of Objects: An Exercise for Viewing.
Describing a Process: An Exercise in Narrative.
Writing to Experiment with Style and Format.
Going Public: From Writing for Yourself to Writing for Others.
3. The Writing Process: Predrafting, Drafting, Revising, and Editing.
General Principles, But No Single Formula.
"Prewriting" and Data Collection.
Drafting: A Change in Attitude.
Planning the Draft: The Three Keys.
Editing the Revised Draft.
4. Writing Experimental Laboratory Reports.
Lab Reporting: A Central Skill.
APA Style and Format Guidelines.
Standard Format of the Laboratory Report.
Section 1: The Title Page.
Section 2: The Abstract.
Section 3: The Introduction.
Section 4: Method.
Section 5: Results.
Section 6: Discussion.
Now It Is Time to Write Section 2: Abstract.
Section 7: References.
Finally Try to Tell a Story about Solving a Problem.
5. Writing Term Papers and Critical Evaluations of Research Papers.
Writing Critical Reviews.
Writing Term Papers.
6. Taking Exams.
Multiple-Choice Exams, Tests, and Quizzes.
Writing Short, Timed Responses: The PRO System.
Writing Timed Essays.
Editing and Proofreading.
A Final Word to the Wise: Answer All Questions.
7. Oral Presentations.
Written Preparation for the Talk.
Written Visual Aids.
Tips for Effective Speaking.
Further Sources We Suggest.
8. Brief APA Citation Guide.
Citing Sources within the Text of a Manuscript (no direct quotations).
Citing Direct Quotations.
Citing Sources in a Reference Section.