ERIC Number: EJ1063945
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Reference Count: 9
"Hey, I Didn't Say That!": Teaching Textual Integrity through Misrepresented Quotes
Ford, Jessica L.
Communication Teacher, v29 n3 p141-145 2015
Despite specialized areas of expertise, communication instructors are unified, to a large extent, by a singular belief: the meaning people give words produces behavioral ramifications (Mead, 2009). Communication instructors revere language's ability to reflect both meaning and reality. Yet, they also are tasked with the responsibility of conveying the care required for word selection to their students. Universities echo this demand by establishing plagiarism and academic integrity policies, which instructors typically mention in passing when reviewing the syllabus on the first day of class. After that, communication instructors quickly move on to their other learning objectives. The goal of this single-class activity is to show students the importance of accurately representing texts while conducting research.
Descriptors: Integrity, Student Research, Accuracy, Citations (References), Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Communication Skills, Communication Strategies, Text Structure
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