11 - 9/19/11 Brevity Brevity is the soul of with Does every...

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9/19/11 Brevity Brevity is the soul of with Does every word contribute to the paper? Consider revising the material rather than repeating to make it clearer You are competing for the readers time Felicity Have some style You are not a creative writing major, but try to make your work interesting to read You’re not writing a comedy; however think about a catchy title Is there an apposite quote you can put at the beginning of your paper? Avoid Sexism He is no longer a proper default Best off being politically correct o Keep the focus on the science Their is a plural form o Incorrect: the participant indicated their preference o Correct: The participant indicated his or her preference Avoid Ethnic Bias Best to avoid labels unless it is relevant to your research Participant is enough “white/black participant” etc. not necessary Keep focus on the science When labels are necessary use the currently accepted labels Parts of the paper Title- catchy and appropriate/relevant
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2011 for the course PSYC 204 taught by Professor Payne during the Fall '08 term at Texas A&M.

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11 - 9/19/11 Brevity Brevity is the soul of with Does every...

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