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Academic Writing in Behavioral & Social Sciences
Transcript of Academic Writing in Behavioral & Social Sciences
Chad, Austin, Jennifer, Barry, Conner, Kendal Academic Writing in Behavioral and Social Sciences Types of Writing Criminal Justice:
Police reports Psychology:
Literature review/Critical Analysis
Lab Report/ Empirical Journal Article
Reflection papers Child Development:
a variety of writing assignments
research papers--different subjects
results on research Above Average Writing Format & Components
of Assignments APA Format
Steps of of a writing assignment include
Final Draft Assignments normally include:
Making reasonable arguments based off facts Criminal Justice:
Up to date information
Coherent, concise, and logical arguments based off evidence Psychology:
•lucid and precise writing Child Development:
Clear demonstration of instructions
Point by point organization
citing Professors Pet Peeves Student Writing Mistakes •Writing Mechanical Errors
punctuation, grammar, subject noun, etc.
•APA format errors:
right margins, double spacing, fonts, etc.
describing, in your one words.
writing in style
Not advice when spending numerous hours trying to correct the errors for students benefit
Not following instructions as told
Using slang or texting format Criminal Justice
Depending on the writing students will survey peers to assess their opinion on something related to criminal justice
Research varies differently for every project RESEARCH Psychology
Depends on the field Child Development
cognitive, emotional, social, physical
agency reports Using Writing as a
Professional in Each Field Journal Article Helpful Resources Criminal Justice
Course writing assignments
Reports Although studied and researched, the topic of police corruption, in large part, remains a mystery. Criminal Justice Child Development Psychology Child Development: Teaching
editing other peoples writing
publishing--Emerging Topic on Father Attachment) students perform for student writers Criminal Justice:
Student Learning Center
Countless books >>>>>>> Psychology
Owl Purdue Child Development:
•APA resources—citation guide in the library
•Read good writing—good summaries, read good articles, what you are exposed to helps you with resources.
•Practice—you must write to improve your writing.
•Get feedback!! http://www.csuchico.edu/bss/index.shtml More Information THANK YOU! EXAMPLES APA FORMAT EXAMPLE RUBRIC Example of an Evaluation
lifelong justice Goals
Professionalism Learning outcomes
Effective writing communication
Understanding What is Criminal Justice? Everyday use: Judgment
•Passionate about working with children and families
•Numerous opportunities of research
•Learning/thinking outside the box
•Making a difference in a child's life Career Opportunities:
Business--sales, management EXAMPLE Psychology is the science of the mind and behavior. There are different branches: Clinical psychology
Social psychology "In terms of public trust for law enforcement, recent polls show that only 56 percent of people rated the police as having a high or very high ethical standard as compared with 84 percent for nurses." Author: Rich Martin
Source: FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin An Analytical Look into Police Ethics Martin created a list of characteristics that he feels officers must possess to have integrity: prudence, trust, courage, intellectual honesty, responsibility, & sense of justice Summary: Martin attempts to identify the main causes of police corruption and defines the meaning of integrity in relation to the integral parts of police work. such as "The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing" by Michael Harvey
& "On Writing Well" by William Zinsser