In a recent classroom conversation a student mentioned that Naomi Shihab Nye’s motto from Jack Kerouac’s advice about “Rest and be kind, you don’t have anything to prove” (83), was, perhaps, not the best advice to include in a composition textbook, where students do indeed have to prove that they can write cohesive papers that present evidence…(Show moreShow less)
That sounds like a fascinating discussion, and I appreciate you raising the question with us. Of course, Naomi Shihab Nye is sharing her advice on writing as a professional, which is a very different context than writing in college. But the tension your students wisely identified is present even if we take Nye's words at face value, without the…
Bedford St. Martin's Diana Hacker website used to offer online exercises which demonstrated when something was plagiarized and when it was not. The exercises were excellent at showing -- not just telling -- a student when something was too closely paraphrased or otherwise incorrectly cited. Bedford St. Martin's took down that website, and thus…(Show moreShow less)
I’m looking for online exercises I can share with a class: a link I could take them all to when we’re in the computer lab. I want something web-based, not book-based, because for this particular type of learning, it’s all about interactivity.
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