The Writing Process

Activity: What’s Wrong with This Paragraph?

This activity includes a highly plagiarized paragraph along with the original source material to allow students to identify problem areas. There is an answer key for instructors as well as a “solution” paragraph without plagiarism. Click here for a link to the assignment

Practice Creating an Outline for an APA Style Introduction Based on Notes

This resource helps students practice the process of outlining an APA style Introduction based on notes taken on research articles. It provides note sheets from 8 research articles and a template to help students plan and organize the structure of an APA style Introduction. Please click here for the file.

APA Style (7th Edition): Avoiding Several Types of Plagiarism

Students can always use additional information about plagiarism as a refresher. In this handout from the APA, they distinguish between word plagiarism and idea plagiarism, as well as discuss “patchwriting.” (which may be a new concept for students) You can find the handout here.

A Guide and Template for Taking Notes on Research

This resource provides a guide for how to take notes on research, as well as a template for taking notes on empirical articles and review articles/chapters. It also provides an example set of notes for an empirical article. It can be used as the basis for a note-taking assignment given to prepare student to write …

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Link: 25 Insights on Becoming a Better Writer

This is an easy to read list of advice from writers, much of it focusing on the writing process (getting down to actually doing it). Topics include getting through the first draft, importance of outlines, getting a routine, unplugging, the importance of feedback, and getting stuck. This is great advice for everyone (students and professors). …

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