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    The Proven Resource for Improving Students' Writing Quality Just Got Better

    Posted by Lindsay White on Jan 24, 2017 1:11:02 PM


    Write & Wrong: Writing Within Criminal Justice Student Workbook is a comprehensive workbook that guides students through the entire process of writing an academic-style paper, by teaching them how to conduct library research, how to take notes without plagiarizing, how to cite in proper APA style, and how to complete a final draft of a paper. The Student Workbook includes hands-on writing exercises and reference guides to further help improve the students’ writing skills. The Second Edition also helps students prepare for entering the job market, by discussing how to write a professional résumé and cover letter, how to prepare PowerPoint presentations, and how to write a variety of professional reports.

    Professor Lynn S. Urban, PhD, from University of Central Missouri had this to say about the Student Workbook:

    "Our faculty have recognized the less than stellar writing skills of our students for a long time, but because of Write & Wrong we were able to develop a solid plan for addressing it. The book is perfect for our orientation class for incoming freshman and transfer students --  because all of our students use the workbook when they first come to campus, faculty can concentrate on teaching topic-relevant material rather than APA citation style! We can hold students accountable for mechanics and academic sources, too, since the book addresses those important topics, as well! The supplementary teaching materials and exercises within the workbook are very helpful -- multiple faculty can teach the course and we can be sure the same message is getting conveyed."

    The Second Edition received many valuable updates based on instructor's feedback, including:

    • NEW chapter, Preparing Professional Reports and Presentations, offers students valuable insight and information on how to write professional reports and prepare PowerPoint presentations.
    • NEW material is included to help students prepare for the job market, including how to write a cover letter, how to write a professional email, and how to create a professional social media profile.
    • NEW - Guidance is offered to help the reader navigate through various updates made to criminal justice research databases implemented since the first edition
    • NEW - Includes access to the editable eBook version. Students can write their responses to the assignments in the forms provided and email their work directly to the instructor.
    • Teaches students how to navigate discipline-specific databases to find academic sources, and how to determine whether sources are academic and on-point.
    • Teaches students how to avoid committing plagiarism. Includes in-class exercises designed to help students recognize plagiarism and correctly paraphrase information and statistics.
    • Covers the fundamental elements of APA citing style and demonstrates how to correctly create a reference list and properly include citations in the text.
    • Includes in-class exercises designed to allow students to recognize and correct in-text APA errors and APA reference list errors.

    Visit our site to Learn more about the Second Edition and to request a review copy for course adoption consideration.

    Topics: higher education, New Edition, Criminal Justice, eBooks, New Text

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