02 November 2011

Citation: Get Over It by Kirk Schick

At http://chronicle.com/article/Citation-Obsession-Get-Over/129575/?sid=cr&utm_source=cr&utm_medium=en, Kirk Schick pens a good piece on how faculty are increasingly obsessing over the mechanics of citation at the expense of students having anything to say. He recommends waiting until after the first year to start teaching academic citation mechanics and instead to use informal and journalism citation practices.

Sources are noted and credited, but the greater emphasis is on voice, what a writer needs to say, and using sources well. This aligns to the paper I gave at CCCC in April 2011, which Barbara Fister summarizes here:
http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/library_babel_fish/why_the_research_paper_isn_t_working

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