100w_syllabus_final - San Jos State University Writing...

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San José State University Writing Workshop (PSYC 100w) Fall 2008 MW 9:00-10:15am (sect. 1; code: 41494), Room CL 308 Instructor : Dr. Sharon Glazer Office : DMH 232 Phone : (408) 924-5639 Office Hours: Wed 1:00pm-4pm; or by appt. E-mail : [email protected] URL: http://www.psych.sjsu.edu/~sglazer Course Goals and Overview In this course you will be developing the research and writing skills appropriate for scholarly communication in the field of psychology. These skills include (but are not limited to) understanding how to research the psychological literature, and scientific writing that conforms to the American Psychological Association (APA) style. Assignments include essays, a literature review. Prerequisites for the course include: ENGL 1A and 1B (with a grade of C or better); Passing the Writing Skills Test (WST); Completion of PSYC 1 and STAT 95. Learning Objectives This course is a workshop on writing for the psychology major and an upper division GE course. We will fulfill the both the GE requirements and set the foundation for writing in psychology, by achieving a number of learning goals: 1. Students will develop proficiency at using databases (e.g., ABINFORM, PSYCHINFO, and MEDLINE) to locate empirical research and research review articles on a topic related to Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Social Psychology, Cross-Cultural Psychology or a combination of these areas of psychology. 2. Students will demonstrate competency in American Psychological Association (APA) writing style, including grammar, spelling, and syntax. 3. Students will summarize and analyze empirical research articles in an area of psychology. 4. Students will write for a general audience. 5. Students will organize and develop a literature review in an area of psychology. 6. The Board of General Studies, which writes the rules on GE courses, requires that students in 100w write no less than 8000 words in the course of the semester, and do an oral presentation. Purchase American Psychological Association. (2001) Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author. Gelfand, H., Walker, C. J., & the American Psychological Association. (2002). Mastering APA Style: Student’s Workbook and Training Guide . Washington, DC: APA. Landrum, R. E. (2008). Undergraduate writing in psychology: Learning to tell the scientific story. Washington, DC: APA. Download Glazer, S. (2008). A basic guide to writing a psychology-related literature review paper. See www.psych.sjsu.edu/~sglazer/ Fussy Professor Starbuck's cookbook of handy-dandy prescriptions for ambitious academic authors. See http://pages.stern.nyu.edu/~wstarbuc/Writing/Fussy.htm Handouts will be distributed or made available over the Internet (see www.psych.sjsu.edu/~sglazer).
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Course Schedule Week Topics Assignments Due M Aug 25 Syllabus W Aug 27 Pre-test Gelfand et al. ch. 3 Gelfand et al. Ch. 2; Plagiarism Tutorial DUE M Sept 1 No Class (Labor Day)
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