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Bedford Bits: Ideas for Teaching Composition » Blog Archive » Model research papers

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These might seem like somewhat mechanical assignments, perhaps viewed as derivative since based on someone else’s writing. But my students really took to the assignment, with inventive argument maps and careful analysis. They tracked down the sources, and in a surprising number of instances, found problems with the uses of sources: misleading quotations (where words were twisted a bit to fit the author’s point) or missing or inaccurate information in citations, which made it difficult to track down the source. Some students who had not excelled on previous assignments found they were well suited to this kind of investigative and analytical writing.

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War on pancreatic cancer is showing progress in worst cases

War on pancreatic cancer is showing progress in worst cases | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Just seven years from now, pancreatic cancer is projected to become this country's second-leading cancer killer, surpassed only by lung cancer and claiming 48,000 lives a year.
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7/22 Luckovich cartoon: Found it! | Mike Luckovich

7/22 Luckovich cartoon: Found it! | Mike Luckovich | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Political cartoons from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Pulitzer Prize winner
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The Magic of Author Visits by Teresa Bunner

The Magic of Author Visits by Teresa Bunner | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Magic. Something we find in Harry Potter books or movies about dragons. But we all know magic doesn’t exist in the “real world.” Or does it? I just wrapped up my third summer running a writing inst...
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Confederate collection speaks volumes in history center exhibit | Atlanta Arts and Culture Blog

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Confederate collection speaks volumes in history center exhibit
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TSA fee hikes go into effect Monday

TSA fee hikes go into effect Monday | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Effective Monday, someone making a round trip from Atlanta to Denver, with a couple of stops before returning home, can expect to pay $12 more for that ticket, no matter how hard he or she looks for a cheap fare.
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Extreme Exercise and the Heart

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A small group of cardiologists have advanced a hypothesis that suggests an excess of exercise actually damages the heart.
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US consumer bureau sues debt-collection law firm

US consumer bureau sues debt-collection law firm | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sued a major debt collection law firm on Monday, alleging it is a
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GDOT: $4M project to begin at intersection of Highways 20 108 - Construction of an almost $4 million road project is set to begin in the upcoming weeks at the intersection of Highway 20 and Highway...

GDOT: $4M project to begin at intersection of Highways 20 108 - Construction of an almost $4 million road project is set to begin in the upcoming weeks at the intersection of Highway 20 and Highway... | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
GDOT: $4M project to begin at intersection of Highways 20 108 - Construction of an almost $4 million road project is set to begin in the upcoming weeks at the intersection of Highway 20 and Highway 108. The Georgia Department of Transportation has...
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Police: Movie, TV legend James Garner dies

Police: Movie, TV legend James Garner dies | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Actor James Garner, whose whimsical style in the 1950s TV Western
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Police: Nursing home blocks investigation into possible sexual...

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A patient with dementia at a Daytona Beach nursing home may have been sexually assaulted, according to police.
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The #KTB: Kasim Reed’s Twitter-based time-out for reporters | Political Insider blog

A blog about Atlanta politics, Georgia politics, elections, politicians and campaigns from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Because all politics is local.
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Sunscreens do not protect totally against development of skin cancer, shows study

Sunscreens do not protect totally against development of skin cancer, shows study | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The researcher at the Neurosciences Institute, Joint Center of the University Miguel Hernández (UMH) in Elche and the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), Berta López Sánchez-Laorden co-authored a study that concluded that sunscreens do not protect totally against the development of skin cancer.
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Hospital care practically guarantees that we won't get good sleep

Hospital care practically guarantees that we won't get good sleep | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The importance of sleep is perhaps most realized when we become sick.
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Pancreatic cancer treatment that almost never was lands key FDA win - San Francisco Business Times

Pancreatic cancer treatment that almost never was lands key FDA win - San Francisco Business Times | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Aduro BioTech Inc.'s immune system-boosting treatment for fighting deadly pancreatic cancer won breakthrough therapy designation from regulators, the small Berkeley company said Monday.
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Banker shifts focus to new mediation business - With more than 35 years spent as a bank president Dennis Burnette is now turning his attention to his newly opened business in Canton serving those w...

Banker shifts focus to new mediation business - With more than 35 years spent as a bank president Dennis Burnette is now turning his attention to his newly opened business in Canton serving those w... | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Banker shifts focus to new mediation business - With more than 35 years spent as a bank president Dennis Burnette is now turning his attention to his newly opened business in Canton serving those who may need help handling a dispute without a laws...
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August 22-23, 2014: IDD@UGA Conference | CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS

August 22-23, 2014: IDD@UGA Conference | CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS -
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Helicopter pilot reports near miss with drone over Cleveland, FAA investigating

Helicopter pilot reports near miss with drone over Cleveland, FAA investigating | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A helicopter pilot reported a near miss with a drone over Cleveland. The Federal Aviation Administration is now investigating the incident that happened June 10.
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The Most Moving Thing About Stuart Scott’s Speech at the ESPYs

The Most Moving Thing About Stuart Scott’s Speech at the ESPYs | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
I didn’t watch the ESPYs last night, but while skimming through the highlights this morning, I came across ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott’s acceptance speech for the Jimmy V Perseverance Award. The award is named for Jim Valvano, a college basketball coach and ESPN broadcaster who died of bone cancer in...
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Chikungunya virus contracted in U.S. for first time

Chikungunya virus contracted in U.S. for first time | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
No, we're not here to talk to you about dino DNA or West Nile.
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Why Neil Armstrong Got to Take the First Step on the Moon

Why Neil Armstrong Got to Take the First Step on the Moon | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
On July 20th, 1969, with "one small step," Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon. But why did he get to go first?
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Japan's 2011 Earthquake May Lead to Mount Fuji Volcanic Eruption, Study Says - weather.com

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A new scientific study shows that the 2011 Japanese earthquake could've set the stage for an eruption of Japan's Mount Fuji Volcano.
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As pancreatic cancer threat grows, so do strategies

As pancreatic cancer threat grows, so do strategies | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Just seven years from now, pancreatic cancer is projected to become this country's second-leading cancer killer, surpassed only by lung cancer and claiming 48,000 lives a year - nearly the...
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No Filter: Interior Tweets America The Beautiful

No Filter: Interior Tweets America The Beautiful | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The Department of the Interior might not have the largest Twitter following among federal agencies, but its account might be the most loved of all.
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CNIO researchers identify over 40 genes that predict aggressiveness of melanoma

CNIO researchers identify over 40 genes that predict aggressiveness of melanoma | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Researchers from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre have discovered more than 40 genes that predict the level of aggressiveness of melanoma and that distinguish it from other cancers with a poor prognosis. The discovery, published in Cancer Cell, will help to identify unique aspects of melanoma that could contribute to determine the risk of developing metastasis in patients with this disease.
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Having Cancer Gets Even More Expensive

Having Cancer Gets Even More Expensive | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Chemotherapy bills—with the same doctor at the same clinic—are suddenly up. How hospitals and insurers are battling over the skyrocketing costs, with patients caught in the middle.
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