ERIC Number: EJ1118437
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul-1
Abstractor: As Provided
Engaging Sources through Reading-Writing Connections across the Disciplines
Carillo, Ellen C.
Across the Disciplines, v13 n1 Jul 2016
This essay argues that what might otherwise be considered "plagiarism" in student writing is a symptom of the difficulties students encounter in their reading and writing, moments in which students' inabilities to critically assess, read, and respond to sources through the act of writing come to the surface. Expanding the context within which we discuss plagiarism by looking at how poor reading skills contribute to students' misuse of sources, this essay underscores the importance of focusing on reading-writing connections as a means to preparing students in all disciplines to engage more productively with sources. Ultimately, this essay details campus-wide, curricular, and pedagogical interventions that support this work.
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Content Area Reading, Content Area Writing, Reading Writing Relationship, Plagiarism, Information Sources, Reading Skills, College Students, Reading Difficulties, Reading Strategies, Writing Strategies, Assignments, Notetaking, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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