|授業科目名||ACADEMIC WRITING AND PRESENTATION SKILLS IN PSYCHOLOGY|
|履修条件||Desired Preparations (if not prerequisites): Well-versed in the basic foundations of univariate and multivariate statistics; basic skills in writing in English; and capacity and skills to do data-analytic skills in quantitative data analysis with access to some quantitative data.|
|科目の目的・到達目標||This course is designed to provide an advanced, rigorous introduction to academic writing and presentation skills in the behavioral and social sciences. The major goal of the course is twofold: (a) to become comfortably familiar with academic writing in professional journals and oral presentation skills at conferences and/or professional meetings and (b) to provide opportunities to practice such skills in the classroom setting. The language of instruction is primarily English with some Japanese if necessary. Throughout the term, students are expected to participate actively in classroom activities (e.g., presentation, critiques, discussion), to complete weekly exercises and other requirements.
Focusing on professional articles and other academic papers using experimental and survey methods, the writing guidelines found in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition) (APA, 2010) will be followed for writing purposes. Please note that this course is not about how to translate your already-written Japanese articles into English, nor is it an English composition class typically offered through the language department. Please note also that it is not the purpose of this course to edit your completed or co-authored paper with your faculty advisor or your significant other (whoever that is).
|授業の概要||This course is taught mostly in English; however, some Japanese may be used if need be.|
|授業計画||Please note that since this course will be offered as an winter intensive course, the following is likely to change as necessary.
Session #1: Introduction & Overview
Session #2: Optimizing the Quality of Your Paper (& Acceptance of Your Paper!) & Writing in APA Style
Session #3: Issues in Academic Writing for Non-native Speakers of English
Session #4 & 5: Writing Your "Introduction" (incl. Literature Review) and "Method" sections
Session #6: Writing Your "Results" section
Session #7: Writing Your "Discussion" section
Session #8: Writing Your Abstract and Coming up with an Effective Title
Session #9-11: Learning how to do proofreading and revising your manuscript over and over again!
Session #12: Peer Review practices
Session #13: Preparing for Academic Presentation
Session #14: Student Presentations
|評価方法||1. One Full Report using APA style (and drafts) - 30%
One full report of your own concoction will be required. You might wish to use your own analyzed data to write this paper.
2. Mock Presentations - 10%
You will be doing at least two or three oral presentations in class in a mock conference context. Students’ presentations will be video-recorded for post-class review.
3. Take-Home Exercises - 50%
You will be given a series of take-home exercises to complete on your own at home. The purpose of these exercises is mainly to develop a compendium of useful phrases extracted from relevant journal articles.
4. Class Participation & Attendance - 10%
Your active participation in class discussion is very important for the maximum gain from this class. Of course, your attendance is highly recommended. As we run this course mostly in English, it is important to use as much English as possible in communicating with each other.
|テキスト・参考文献等||Please note that the following are highly recommended readings and internet resources for developing your skills in writing good journal articles and oral presentations. Nonetheless, the best strategy for better writing is to write even a single page everyday! The required readings are noted with a single asterisk(*), and highly recommended with two asterisks (**).
*American Psychological Association (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed.). Washington, D.C.: Author.
**American Psychological Association (2005). Concise rules of APA style. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.
**Gelfand, H., Walker, C.J., & American Psychological Association. (2002). Mastering APA style: Student’s workbook and training guide. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.
**Gowers, E. (1973). The complete plain words (revised by Bruce Fraser). London: Her Majesty’s Stationery Office.
**Kupfersmid, J. & Wonderly, D.M. (1994). An author’s guide to publishing better articles in better journals in the behavioral sciences. Brandon, VT: Clinical Psychology Publishing Co. (out of print?)
*Miller, J.E. (2005). The Chicago guide to writing about multivariate analysis. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
*Nicol, A.A.M., & Pexman, P.M. (1999). Presenting your findings: A practical guide for creating tables. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.
**Nicol, A.A.M., & Pexman, P.M. (2003). Displaying your findings: A practical guide for creating figures, posters, and presentations. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.
*Silvia, P.J. (2007). How to write a lot: A practical guide to academic writing. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.
*Strunk, W., Jr., & White, E.B. (2000). The elements of style (4th ed.). New York: Longman
|授業外の学習活動||Students are expected to engage in pre- and post-session review of all course materials, and actively participate in class activities.|