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Department of Psychology
What substantial writing projects will your students complete during the course?
Two essays relating case studies to concepts from assigned readings—each approximately 5 to 7 pages 1 long research paper with 4 options: 1) self portrait analysis, 2) interpretation of a novel, 3) research proposal, 4) program evaluation—approximately 7 to 10 pages long weekly online journals comprising questions and comments on the readings (These journals submissions receive comments from instructor)
What kinds of feedback will students receive from the instructor, and what opportunities will they be given to revise their writing?
All papers require a rough draft Instructor inserts comments into margins of electronically-submitted student papers pointing out examples of grammatical problems and addressing difficulties conveying concepts. End comments summarize feedback. Student documents are then emailed back to students 7 days before final drafts are due. Further drafts can be sent to instructor thereafter.
What amount of the final course grade will come from the written work (minimum one-third for a three-hour course)?
What opportunities will students have to read each other’s work and offer constructive criticism?
For each of the shorter essays, students will be required to provide feedback on a peer’s writing. Students will choose the method. Methods: In-class activity where small groups of students collaborate on reviewing a peer’s paper. Individual peer review (submitted to instructor and author) of paper posted on Blackboard.
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