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Writing for psychology

Author: Christopher J Thaiss; James Sanford
Publisher: Boston : Allyn and Bacon, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Writing for Psychology offers a concise, yet thorough guide to successful writing for psychology courses.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher J Thaiss; James Sanford
ISBN: 0205280013 9780205280018
OCLC Number: 41338027
Description: x, 150 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 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.Effective Revision.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.
Responsibility: Christopher Thaiss, James F. Sanford.


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