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Discovering the Scientist Within offers an utterly unique approach to the research methods course. Rather than taking students through statistical methods one at a time, the authors provide a series of realistic and engaging case studies with each design-focused chapter presenting a single study start to finish. View More

Discovering the Scientist Within

Activity: Introduction: Checking and Revising your Work

This activity provides students with a chance to look over their paper again before turning it in for grading.

Activity: Peer Review: Introduction

This activity provides students with guidance as they conduct a peer review of a fellow student’s paper.

Activity: The Powers of Paraphrasing

This activity provides students with several examples of paraphrasing from a single passage from an article, then gives them an opportunity to practice. 

Activity: What's Wrong With This Paragraph?

Students evaluate a paragraph to identify problems with plagiarism.

Resource: 25 Insights on Becoming a Better Writer

Tips that focus on the process of writing itself (e.g., finding time, getting started, etc.).  

Resource: Paraphrasing: Write Less, Say More

This is an article advocating for writing more succinctly with long-winded examples transformed into shorter, more straightforward sentences.   

Resource: PowerPoint: Finer Points of Writing and Proofreading

Instructors can use this to highlight speicifc wriitng issues like passive voice, clarity, using extra words, etc. and the importance of proofreading.

Resource: PowerPoint: The Powers of Paraphrasing

This PowerPoint discusses and demonstrates paraphrasing, including how it helps combat plagiarism. 

Resource: Resources and Tips to Improve Students’ Writing

A variety of resources/links that instructors can use to help students improve their writing.

Resource: The Process of Writing Well about Science

Tips that focus on improving how we write about science, with more emphasize on the process of writing itself (e.g., importance of revisions, writing more succinctly, and writing more clearly).