This term our first-year seminar/orientation classes (called U-Engage) have given me the opportunity to do some different things, teaching-wise. One of the sections asked for resources for a “Citations 101” unit. This is what I’ve put together so far.
Does this work because it has a workable focus, and because it treats citing like something that has value, instead of something to do to avoid getting in trouble (or because no one respects the ideas of college students, which is a message that I think some students take away from lessons about the rhetorical uses of outside sources). I do think the rhetorical uses are crucial, but they were beyond the scope here – and I think would have taken the focus beyond “workable.”
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you’re awesome. i have a related idea i’d like to talk to you about, are you at a conference yet?
Thanks for sharing and providing a fabulous model. Keep us posted on whether students use this and what they say about it. My experience is that they generally only go to tutorials if they are a required activity, even if the tutorial is just what they need.