The Must-Have Workbook for Improving Students' Writing Skills
"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."
-Lynn S. Urban, PhD, University of Central Missouri
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 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.
An *Instructor’s Manual (978-1-284-12427-9, available only as a PDF) 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.
*Chapter 2 (Criminal Justice Library Research) and Chapter 10 (Preparing Professional Reports and Presentations) are not accompanied by resources and therefore are not included in the Instructor's Manual.
Features & Benefits
- 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.
This Student Workbook is ideal as a primary resource for undergraduate and graduate-level writing courses in criminal justice and social sciences. It is also the perfect supplement for a research methods course, and an introduction to criminal justice course.
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Criminal Justice Library Research
Chapter 3 Plagiarism
Chapter 4 Organizing a Paper: From Note-Taking to Creating an Outline
Chapter 5 Mechanics of Writing: From the First Draft to the Final Paper
Chapter 6 Writing an Annotation
Chapter 7 Creating a Reference List in APA Style
Chapter 8 Citing in the Text in APA Style
Chapter 9 Preparing for the Job Market
Chapter 10 Preparing Professional Reports and Presentations
Caroline W. Ferree, JD, MS-University of Baltimore
Caroline W. Ferree taught writing as an adjunct professor in the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Baltimore for eight years. She received her J.D. from the University of Denver and her M.S. from the University of Baltimore. She practiced law in Colorado and clerked for a judge on the Colorado Court of Appeals. She has had two articles published in the Journal of Criminal Justice Education focusing on teaching research and writing to criminal justice students. Her research interests are issues in criminal justice education.
Additional Titles by this Author
- ISBN-13: 9781284124279
- ISBN-13: 9781449626815
- ISBN-13: 9781449626822
Heather Pfeifer, PhD-University of Baltimore
Heather L. Pfeifer is an associate professor in the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Baltimore and serves as the director for the Masters in Science in Criminology program. She received her B.S. and M.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and her Ph.D. in Criminology from the University of Maryland-College Park. She has had two articles published in the Journal of Criminal Justice Education focusing on teaching research and writing to criminal justice students. Her primary research interests center on criminal justice education and juvenile delinquency and victimization.