Write & Wrong: Writing Within Criminal Justice, A Student Workbook

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Jul 23, 2012 - Law - 241 pages
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Written reports and other types of writings by criminal justice and social science professionals can directly affect people's lives. Thus, it is crucial for the writer to effectively convey his or her message in a coherent and organized manner. Write & Wrong: Writing Within Criminal Justice, A Student Workbook aims to improve undergraduate students' writing quality through hands-on writing exercises and reference guides. This comprehensive workbook guides the reader through the entire writing process and teaches them how to conduct library research, how to take notes without plagiarizing, and how to complete a final draft; also included is a chapter with discussions on preparing students for the job market. Key Features: • 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 to recognize plagiarism and correctly paraphrase information and statistics. • Contains reference guides for at-a-glance rules to follow to avoid committing plagiarism, commonly used transition words and phrases, common grammatical and mechanical rules to follow, and common grammatical and mechanical errors to avoid. • Includes in-class exercises designed to encourage students to practice writing topic sentences, choose correct transition words for a sentence, and recognize and correct in-text grammatical and mechanical errors. • Covers the fundamental elements of APA citing style and demonstrates to students 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. An Instructor’s Manual (978-1-4496-2682-2, available only as an ExpressPDF) is available for adopting institutions and contains lectures corresponding to the chapters of the Student Workbook. Every lecture includes detailed lesson plans, Notes to the Instructor, PowerPoint presentations, in-class exercises with answers, and reference guides. Also contained in this in-depth teaching tool are a sample syllabus, grading rubrics, homework assignments with answers, and a mid-term exam with answers.

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Criminal Justice Library Research
Organizing a Paper From Taking Notes to Creating an Outline
Mechanics of Writing From the First Draft to the Final Paper
Writing an Annotation
Creating a Reference List in APA Style
Citing in the Text in APA Style
Preparing for the Job Market

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