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The Case for Using Policy Writing in Undergraduate Political Science Courses

  • Andrew Pennock (a1)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1049096510002040
  • Published online: 14 January 2011
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Traditional writing assignments only teach students to write for academic settings. Assigning students policy briefs and policy memos gives them the opportunity to practice the type of writing they will perform both inside and outside of academia while still developing critical thinking skills and an understanding of the political world. Including policy-style writing assignments in the curriculum teaches undergraduates the skills demanded by their future employers, helps future academics learn how to write grant and conference proposals, offers students practice at the highest levels of Bloom's taxonomy of learning, hones synthesis and analysis, teaches students to be client-oriented, and makes students more effective citizens.

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Juliet Musso , Robert Biller , and Robert Myrtle . 2000. “Tradecraft: Professional Writing as Problem Solving.” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 19 (4): 635–46.

Catherine F. Smith 2005. Writing Public Policy: A Practical Guide to Communicating in the Policy-Making Process. New York: Oxford University Press.

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