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I am an Assistant Professor of Biology at Longwood University. My main interests are how biodiversity affects ecosystem function in aquatic sediments. You can find out more about what my lab is doing here: http://longwood.edu/staff/fortinok


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comment How can I get my students to better integrate their sources into their writing?
This is how I learned research as well, and still my basic approach although not as literally based on notecards - I wonder if it is too analog for Millennials... There must be a digital equivalent.
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comment How can I get my students to better integrate their sources into their writing?
@MonicaCellio well there doesn't seem to be a run on answers :) so it certainly couldn't hurt to get your perspective.
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comment How can I get my students to better integrate their sources into their writing?
@MonicaCellio I have not explicitly required that they share that so I am not sure in all cases. My guess is that the ones having the problem are not using much of a method at all but rather making a paper out of the first 5 - 6 sources they find, instead of collecting sources to understand and develop an argument around a topic. I have some ideas about how I might encourage more "exploration" of the source material but I was hoping to hear from some folks with experience.
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comment How can I help a writing-phobic but competent student develop their writing?
Thanks for your answer, this is a good start and it is basically what I have tried already but I am looking for other suggestions bc this isn't working. Basically the student fails to complete the drafts (due to the obsession with perfection) and I have little leverage because they are willing to accept zeros on the assignments. I am hoping for some methods that will allow us to work up to drafts.
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comment How can I help a writing-phobic but competent student develop their writing?
@LaurenIpsum that is an interesting suggestion, I had not thought of something like that. OR perhaps I could just get them to write out a script for their presentation as a starting point.
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comment How can I help a writing-phobic but competent student develop their writing?
the interesting thing in this case is that the student basically is doing A+ work if they would just turn it in. But I do like the idea of focussing on what is OK as well as on what needs improvement. Also thanks for the link... that is helpful
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comment How can I help a writing-phobic but competent student develop their writing?
@MonicaCellio good question. Interestingly the student does not and actually really enjoys giving presentations.
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