Writing in Human Services
This week you are focused on revising your next Capstone Project component. The readings this week focus on writing as a human service, both academic and professional—what constitutes strong writing in grant proposals, reports, and academic papers.
- Hilton, T. P., Fawson, P. R., Sullivan, T. J. & DeJong, C. R. (2020). Applied social research: A tool for the human services (10th ed.). Springer.
- Holmes, B., Waterbury, T., Baltrinic, E., & Davis, A. (2018). Angst about academic writing: Graduate students at the brink. Contemporary Issues in Education Research (Online), 11(2), 67–72.
- Chapter 17, “Writing for Research: Grant Proposals and Report Writing,” pages 535–565.
- In Chapter 2, “Writing Processes of Research Papers,” read the section “From writing to think to drafts to finished papers,” pages. 79–87.
Strengths and Areas for Improvement in Your Proposal
In your initial post, identify the strengths of your proposal so far and what could be improved.
- What is the best written aspect of your developing proposal (for example, the problem statement or program objective statement, the background on the problem, the question, the application of theory or the selection of a survey)?
- What aspect of the proposal development would benefit from revision (for example the problem statement or program objective statement, the background on the problem, the question, the application of theory or the selection of a survey)?
- What steps will you take to make revision before submission of the Week 8 Assignment (The Question, Theory and Survey Instrument Selection)?