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This guide provides descriptions of commonly used library resources for practice, research, and scholarship in the field of Social Work.
This invaluable guide helps social workers develop the writing skills necessary for a successful career. Actual examples drawn from all areas of social work demonstrate strong and problematic writing. Organized around the core social work curriculum, the book's examples are applicable to every foundation course. Each example begins with field notes and proceeds through drafts to the final version, with explanations about corrections. Readers learn by doing through exercises interspersed throughout. Written by a social work professor and an English professor, the book provides all the tools necessary for developing professional social work writing skills.
Social work practitioners write for a variety of publications, and they are expected to show fluency in a number of related fields. Whether the target is a course instructor, scholarly journal, fellowship organization, or general news outlet, social workers must be clear, persuasive, and comprehensive in their writing, especially on provocative subjects. This first-of-its-kind guide features top scholars and educators providing a much-needed introduction to social work writing and scholarship.
In this book and companion website you will find, a practice-oriented description of qualitative and quantitative research methods, illustrations of real-life research and evaluation from different levels of social work practice, encompassing many populations, and a historical, strengths-based perspective on research and evaluation in social work that teaches empowerment and professionalism.
This book provides a research-based, theorised approach to the skill of writing whilst retaining a link to writing practices and giving immediate yet sustainable solutions to the writing problem. It supplies new theory and practice on: socializing writing-in-progress and writing with others exploring the alternation of conscious and unconscious, internal and external processes in academic writing whilst in a social grouping.