Best Writing Practices for Graduate Students: Reducing the Discomfort of the Blank Screen

Mullen, Carol A.
September 2006
Kappa Delta Pi Record;Fall2006, Vol. 43 Issue 1, p30
Academic Journal
The article focuses on best academic writing practices for graduate students. It says that the development of critical writing skills of the students can be assisted by university faculty members in schools of education. Another method for the practices is assisted learning, considered as a best practice of graduate teaching and learning, that is built upon constructivist psychological theory.


Related Articles

  • Get Together to Write. Friend, Jennifer I.; Gonz├ílez, Juan Carlos // Academe;Jan/Feb2009, Vol. 95 Issue 1, p31 

    A personal narrative is presented which explores the author's experience of forming a writing group with other first-year faculty members to provide support and mentorship for scholarly writing, as well as help in navigating the culture and politics of the university.

  • What's Not Being Measured on Student Rating Forms?  // Teaching Professor;Feb2009, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p2 

    The article discusses the learning theories such as constructivism and behaviorism, from a faculty teacher. Constructivism includes how a learner organizes and coordinates his or her thoughts and other information. Behaviorism looks at a learner as an inactive receiver of details. In addition, a...

  • Introduction: Understanding the Defining Aspects of the Academic Profession Through The Scholarship of Integration. Braxton, John M. // Journal of the Professoriate;2012, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p1 

    An introduction to the journal is presented in which the editor discusses various reports within the issue on topics including variation among academic disciplines, the internal rewards of the academic reward system, and the racial and gender composition of faculty in the U.S.

  • PILGRIMS' PROGRESS: FACULTY AND UNIVERSITY FACTORS IN GRADUATE STUDENT INTEGRATION OF FAITH AND PROFESSION. Ripley, Jennifer S.; Garzon, Fernando L.; Hall, M. Elizabeth Lewis; Mangis, Michael W.; Murphy, Christopher J. // Journal of Psychology & Theology;Spring2009, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p5 

    Graduate students' perspectives on integration of faith and profession were investigated using item response to identify underlying constructs. Students (N = 595) from various professions and four universities were sampled. Three factors were supported as separate and important constructs for...

  • Fostering the Scholarship of Discovery and Integration for Advanced Practice Education. Fisher, Elaine M.; Riley, Tracy A. // Nursing Education Perspectives (National League for Nursing);Nov/Dec2005, Vol. 26 Issue 6, p348 

    Graduate faculty are challenged to foster the scholarship of discovery and integration in their students. Fostering this scholarship requires that faculty critically analyze their approach to teaching and learning with the ultimate goal of helping students grow exponentially in ways that will...

  • Never mind the impact factor: colleagues know better! Hartley, James // Learned Publishing;Jan2010, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p63 

    The author shares his concerns regarding the use of publication metrics by universities and colleges to evaluate the scholarly contributions of their faculty members. The methods used to determine the quality of an article are presented and reasons for differing citation rates are explored....

  • The Graduate Writing Institute: Overcoming Risk, Embracing Strategies, and Appreciating Skills. Thomas, Melissa; Williams, Amanda; Case, Jinny // Learning Assistance Review (TLAR);Spring 2014, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p69 

    The purpose of this paper is to highlight the results from the Graduate Writing Institute, a week-long graduate writing workshop at a research-intensive HSI university in the southwest. Sixty-three graduate students who worked on large writing projects, such as theses or dissertations,...

  • PREPARING FUTURE FACULTY FOR FUTURE UNIVERSITIES. Duderstadt, James J. // Liberal Education;Spring2001, Vol. 87 Issue 2, p24 

    Discusses issues related to preparing graduate students for faculty teaching in universities. Paradigm of graduate education based on the relationship between the graduate student and the faculty that evolves from mentorship to collegiality; Changes in the role and activities of a faculty...

  • The Degree of Knowledge that Faculty Members in Colleges of Science and Engineering Possess Regarding Ways and Methods of Using Computers and Modern Technology in a Constructivist Learning Environment. Al-RSA, Mohammed. S. // Journal of Turkish Science Education (TUSED);Sep2012, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p87 

    This study aims at identifying the degree of knowledge that faculty members in colleges of science and engineering possess regarding ways and methods of using computers and modern technology in a constructivist learning environment, and the impact of their academic expertise on this knowledge....


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics