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The CRAAP test for Evaluating Web Resources

The CRAAP test for Evaluating Web Resources | Teaching | Scoop.it
This is a multidisciplinary guide on evaluating research sources, especially resources found on the World Wide Web.

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Brilliantly named framework.  Glad I didn't see it in time to recommend to Yifan for her dissertation!

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Janelle Odate's curator insight, October 19, 2013 2:52 AM

Heard of this before.  I must check out what CRAAP stands for and see if I can use it with my students.

terrymc's curator insight, October 21, 2013 7:11 AM

A handy mnemonic if ever there was.

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A checklist to help trainers (and learners) think critically about online resources

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The road to academic success is paved with stylish academic writing

The road to academic success is paved with stylish academic writing | Teaching | Scoop.it
Treat academic writing not as a set of inviolable rules but as a series of stylistic choices, writes Helen Sword, who has found that a conversational yet authoritative tone coupled with attention-g...
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Journal of Academic Writing

The Journal of Academic Writing is an international, peer-reviewed journal that focuses on the teaching, tutoring, researching, administration and development of academic writing in higher education in Europe. Published by EATAW, the Journal of Academ
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ProCon.org - Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues

ProCon.org - Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues | Teaching | Scoop.it
Pros and cons of controversial issues. Read pro and con arguments for and against topics such as medical marijuana, euthanasia, prostitution, and more
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What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades

What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades | Teaching | Scoop.it
Even as the emphasis shifts to the keyboard, experts say that learning to write by hand improves motor skills, memory and creativity.
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MATSDA Home

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Inside Higher Ed | Higher Education News, Career Advice and Jobs

Inside Higher Ed | Higher Education News, Career Advice and Jobs | Teaching | Scoop.it
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Dimensions of difference: a comparison of university writing and IELTS writing

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Laws Quotes - The Quotations Page

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The Student Room

The Student Room | Teaching | Scoop.it
Find interactive study and revision tools for GCSE, A-level, SQA, IB and university, plus busy message boards for choosing a university, finding careers advice, getting relationship help and all aspects of student life. 1,464,365 students are already part of our vibrant community - come along and join them!
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Starting a literature review - University of Reading

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Contribution and Voice in Academic Writing (from the archives)

Contribution and Voice in Academic Writing (from the archives) | Teaching | Scoop.it
Over the summer, I am reposting some of my favourite posts from the archives. In this post, I talk about the importance of clearly articulating our contribution to the scholarly conversation. Contr...
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And INTRODUCTIONS : http://explorationsofstyle.com/2013/01/22/introductions/ ;

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Verbs

Verbs | Teaching | Scoop.it
One of the challenges of writing this blog is going to be the somewhat arbitrary division of topics. My hope is that this initial weakness will ultimately become a strength. At this point, the blog...
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Interesting that this (and also this: http://explorationsofstyle.com/2011/03/09/subjects/) runs contrary to a lot of advice out there.  Perhaps students could be encouraged to explore this contrast and make decisions for themselves.

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Paragraph Template - wikiHow

Paragraph Template - wikiHow | Teaching | Scoop.it
Use our sample 'Paragraph Template.' Read it or download it for free. Free help from wikiHow.
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Not sure that I want to use paragraph templates in my teaching, but I would like to see more work on paragraph structures to help students make sense of what they READ

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The WritersDiet Test

The WritersDiet Test | Teaching | Scoop.it
The WritersDiet Test is a diagnostic tool that assesses whether your sentences are flabby or fit.
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Academic Journals: What are They?

Academic Journals: What are They? | Teaching | Scoop.it
Jerz > Writing > Academic An academic journal publishes scholarly, peer-reviewed articles written by experts. The function of a journal is to distribute knowledge, not to make money for the p...
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Barts and Queen Mary Science Festival 9th July 2014

Barts and Queen Mary Science Festival 9th July 2014 | Teaching | Scoop.it
 
All are welcome to a family friendly science festival from QM, for anyone interested in science and medicine from teenagers to adults (and big kids!) of any age.
Lots of exciting events, displays and activities to show how much fun science can be.
Speakers are Dr Steven Le Comber (QMUL), From Jack the Ripper to malaria: geographic profiling in biology, Mr Alex Shipolini (Barts Health Trust), Fixing Hearts and Protecting Minds and Professor Martin Knight,  Bioengineering the Bionic Man - from implantable devices to tissue engineering (QMUL). 
About Dr Le Comber
Dr Le Comber will explain how a mathematical tool used by the Metropolitan Police and FBI to prioritise criminal investigations has been updated to help control outbreaks of malaria. His work has appeared in the Times and the Telegraph following an appearance at the Cheltenham science festival. 
Confirmed exhibition stands include the Red Cross, QMUL Physics "Building the Universe with Lego" and Barts Health Trust. 
Located at the Octagon, Queen's Building, Queen Mary University of London, London E1 4NS.
Children should be accompanied by an adult and should have the permission of their school to attend as appropriate.
Nearest tube stations: Mile End, Stepney Green
For more information  please email: sciencefestival@qmul.ac.uk 
 Information for schools
FAQS
What age group is this event for?
This event is most suitable for secondary age pupils i.e. aged 11 and over.
Group tickets
Available for up to 35 people.
Do I have to come at the beginning of the event?
You can come at any time. If you are coming with a large group please let us know when you are arriving as this helps us with our planning.
My school has now broken up for the year so we cannot attend
Sorry you cannot come. Please do pass this information on to families, colleagues and friends who might wish to attend. 
Refreshments
You may wish to bring a packed lunch, but there are also a number of cafes on campus.
The Curve is recommended as a child/family friendly venue although please note this venue is not available for visitors bringing their own refreshments. 
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Opinion: In research, weird is wonderful

Opinion: In research, weird is wonderful | Teaching | Scoop.it
Sovietised REF blocks progress. Innovation comes when universities encourage risk-taking, says Andrew Oswald
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Words and phrases: frequency, genres, collocates, concordances, synonyms, and WordNet

Search/browse most accurate word frequency lists of English. Detailed on words and phrases in texts: frequency, collocates, concordances, etc
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Defending murderers: lawyers describe what it's like to represent the world's most notorious killers - video

Defending murderers: lawyers describe what it's like to represent the world's most notorious killers - video | Teaching | Scoop.it
Lawyers for Jon Venables, Ted Bundy and Charles Ng describe their relationships with their notorious clients
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Business Quotes - The Quotations Page

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Oxford University Press | Online Resource Centre | Mallin: Corporate Governance 4e

Oxford University Press | Online Resource Centre | Mallin: Corporate Governance 4e | Teaching | Scoop.it
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Business Communication | Sample Letters, Memos, & Email Messages

Business Communication | Sample Letters, Memos, & Email Messages | Teaching | Scoop.it
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Literature Reviews

Literature Reviews | Teaching | Scoop.it
This handout will explain what literature reviews are and offer insights into the form and construction literature reviews.
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Reverse Outlines

Reverse Outlines | Teaching | Scoop.it
Over the coming weeks, I will discuss five key strategies for improving academic writing. I have chosen these five simply because they are the ones that I most frequently turn to in my work with st...
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Something a lot of us already do, but the clear procedure here is useful.  Also on lit reviews: http://explorationsofstyle.com/2012/09/13/literature-reviews-and-reverse-outlines/

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literature review | Search Results | patter

research education, academic writing, public engagement, funding, other eccentricities. (by pat thomson)
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