Writing is a means of communication and a tool for thinking, an essential skill for all students, regardless of major or field. The APA Guidelines for the Undergraduate Major tasks students with developing competence in scientific writing and the ability to express ideas, arguments, and information to multiple audiences (Goal 4). Writing assignments serve many purposes and take many forms. Through writing, students can explore the knowledge base of psychology (Goal 1), practice and develop skills in scientific inquiry and critical thinking (Goal 2), and wrestle with ethical questions and apply standards and values to build diverse and respectful relationships (Goal 3). This e-book is intended as a starting point for instructors who seek to incorporate writing into their courses. It is also a source of inspiration for seasoned instructors, highlighting opportunities to integrate writing in their courses in new ways. Organized into three parts, Integrating Writing into the College Classroom: Strategies for Promoting Student Skills includes best practices, short writing assignments in several subfields, and semester-long scaffolded assignments that can be adapted to any course.
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