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ERIC Number: EJ1118440
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep-30
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1554-8244
Using Citation Analysis Heuristics to Prepare TAs across the Disciplines as Teachers and Writers
Serviss, Tricia
Across the Disciplines, v13 n3 Sep 2016
National discussions about source-based, academic writing in higher education have been and are increasingly tied to concerns about citation proficiency, plagiarism, and academic integrity. In response to these discussions, scholars have argued for better pedagogical strategies to teach students how to work with sources in effective and ethical ways. Since WAC graduate teaching assistants (TAs) work closely with student writers, they too need support in crafting these pedagogical tools. Based on quantitative and qualitative research, this article argues that the use of citation analysis heuristics in WAC TA professional development programs fosters metacognitive awareness and an improved understanding of source-based writing. This study of ten first-year graduate students at a U.S. research institution found that TAs who code their own academic writing developed an awareness and knowledge that influenced their development as both teachers and writers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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