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A Guide to Writing for Human Service Professionals (Hardback)
  • A Guide to Writing for Human Service Professionals (Hardback)

A Guide to Writing for Human Service Professionals (Hardback)

Hardback 250 Pages / Published: 01/08/2017
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Straightforward and concise, the second edition of A Guide to Writing for Human Service Professionals offers students and professionals practical tools to improve their writing. In his animated and highly accessible teaching voice, Glicken presents the rules of punctuation, grammar, and APA style in jargon-free language that's easy to understand. Chapters include detailed, real-world examples on how to write academic papers, client assessments and evaluations, business letters, research proposals and reports, papers for mass audiences, requests for funding, and much more. Glicken provides the most comprehensive writing guide available in an engaging and digestible format, including end-of-chapter exercises that allow readers to further practice their writing and critical thinking skills. A Guide to Writing for Human Service Professionals is an invaluable resource for current and future human service professionals across social work, psychology, and counseling. Updates to the Second Edition include: *New writing exercises in every chapter to help current and future human service professionals improve critical thinking and expository writing skills *New discussion on social media writing, cyberslang, and writing articles for the mass media on issues related to the human services *A greater emphasis on the difference between politically correct writing and writing that shows sensitivity to diversity *Expanded coverage of critical thinking and writing, conducting research, and plagiarism *New examples of resume writing, business letters, and reference letters *Expanded discussion of the importance of writing clear mission statements and agency goals

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781538106198
Number of pages: 250
Weight: 708 g
Dimensions: 263 x 182 x 21 mm
Edition: Second Edition

Like the author's 2008 work, this update is a concise resource for students and professionals in the human-services fields who seek to improve their writing skills. Written by Glicken, an educator and social-work practitioner, the guide provides detailed descriptions with helpful and often humorous examples spanning a myriad of writing genres. Also included is guidance on how to choose a topic, the correct use of grammar, and recommended best practices for writing business letters, complaints, and mission statements. The updated second edition also includes writing etiquette for social media, useful techniques for writing on sensitive topics, and relevant writing practice exercises suitable for both small groups and individuals. The goal is to improve critical-thinking skills and show readers how to make logical arguments supported by research. Throughout the work Glicken articulates the importance of writing well in all aspects of society, and he gives readers useful, practical tips for being the best writers they can be. Recommended for teachers and writing center practitioners in pertinent fields, but particularly beginning students pursuing careers in the human services. Summing Up: Recommended. Community college and lower-level undergraduate students; professionals/practitioners. * CHOICE *
"Comprehensive, yet concise, extremely engaging with practical `real-world' examples." - Oliver J. Johnson, Fayetteville State University -- Oliver J. Johnson, Fayetteville State University
"This book is a good starter text for getting new social workers to understand the power and variety of writing everyone in the profession does over the course of their careers." - Tracey Mabrey, DePaul University -- Tracey Mabrey, DePaul University
"Glicken's textbook helps us empower competent social work practitioners to communicate effectively. Students always find something interesting and valuable, and the text does what it intends-it makes my students better writers." - Patti West-Okiri, Western New Mexico University -- Patti West-Okiri, Western New Mexico University
"Tailored as no other text is to meet the needs of the human services student and paraprofessional and the most readable text I've reviewed." - Karen L. Neal, Queens University of Charlotte -- Karen L. Neal, Queens University of Charlotte

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