Writing in Psychology Courses

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Joeun Chung
Canada College, Redwood City, CA

Writing in Psychology Courses section provided quick and easy-to-understand information in a well-organized manner on how to write a paper in psychology courses and what the professors expect to see in your paper. After reading this, students will know exactly what to focus on: scientific evidences and personal analyses. However, most information seemed to apply to papers in all subjects, such as emphasis on writing an error-free, avoiding plagiarism, correctly cited and well organized paper.

Focus on Courses
Intercoast Colleges, West Covina,CA

After reading this, students will know exactly what to focus on: scientific evidences and personal analysis.


*Do demonstrate an understanding of the scientific enterprise when you present material. (Among other things, this would involve presenting not only supportive data but also contradictory information.)

*Do master the distinction between the use of personal experience as illustration and its use as evidence; while personal experience might well be reviewed in the light of scientific findings, it has only limited use as evidence for arguments advanced in a paper.

*Do present material with sufficient fullness so that it does not require a great deal of inference on the part of the reader.

*Do pay careful attention to advice about avoiding plagiarism. (See Avoiding Plagiarism, under Resources in Library Research Sites.

*Don't make unfounded, sweeping statements.

*Don't rely excessively on Internet sources or on material from popular publications.

Tip: When you search periodicals databases for good sources, check the box that limits a search to scholarly and peer-reviewed journals.

Don't merely insert quotes from references without clearly exploring their applicability.

Tip: One psychology professor's advice for developing an elegant writing style.

Psychology Courses
Amber Jackson
Intercoast College, West Covina, Ca

This article will help psychology students with

*what to write and how to writing is done in psychology.

* How to use the information when researching.

* What to look out for when using information for the internet.

It breaks down everything that needs to be done the correct way. It helps you discuss the main facts and straight forward facts that are true.

Grammar is another important factor in writing also. When writing you want to catch the readers eye, by neatness and grammar and proving your facts.

Writing in Psychology Courses
Nancy Guzman
Intercoast college, West Covina, CA

Typical Papers in psychology and one will have to write will be reviews of scientific articles,book reviews,position papers,commentary on biographical and autobiographical material in light of course concepts and in some cases material is used as the basis for class presentations or group discussion. The type of writing that is value in psychology is logical and well-developed argumentation with support from scientific resources,clarity of written expression,good organization,grammatical adequacy Proper citation of others' work, and concise presentation of ideas and arguments.

Important Qualities of Psychology Essays
Patrick Almazan, College Freshman
Intercoast College, West Covina, CA

What kind of writing do you tend to find in a Psychology course? Well most professors like to use short writing prompts that presents an argument which has two sides. Certain qualities are evident from within most Psychology Essays, those qualities are: logical and well developed, clarity, good organization, and concise ideas.


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