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Research Articles, Not Research Papers: Empowering Students Through Research Writing

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Both students and instructors are frequently frustrated by research paper assignments because they involve only part of the research article writing process. I argue that integrating the entire article writing process into a course empowers students to work as political scientists, makes the discipline relevant, provides critical writing skills, and improves classroom climate. I discuss my journey developing courses based on the research article writing process, describing strengths and weaknesses of this approach. Additionally, I highlight research-based simulations as a key component of article writing that helps students understand the importance of political science. I encourage instructors to embrace the shift in thinking associated with teaching the research article writing process, the results of which substantially benefit students.

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O’Brochta, W. (2021). Research Articles, Not Research Papers: Empowering Students Through Research Writing. In: Mallinson, D.J., Marin Hellwege, J., Loepp, E.D. (eds) The Palgrave Handbook of Political Research Pedagogy . Political Pedagogies. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-76955-0_31

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