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Academic writing: why does it have to be so dull and stilted?

Academic writing: why does it have to be so dull and stilted? | International Literacy Management | Scoop.it
Higher education is, of course, about learning, about broadening horizons but we do ourselves - and our students - no favours at all by writing arcane tripe that obscures rather than illuminates, writes lecturer James Derounian (RT @EA_Holmes:...
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'Spoon-fed' students given tuition in basic skills at university - Telegraph.co.uk

'Spoon-fed' students given tuition in basic skills at university - Telegraph.co.uk | International Literacy Management | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.uk'Spoon-fed' students given tuition in basic skills at universityTelegraph.co.ukIn most cases, academics said students struggled to write essays, use correct spelling, punctuation and grammar, study by themselves, carry out...
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Write Better Papers through Focused Reading and Analysis

Write Better Papers through Focused Reading and Analysis | International Literacy Management | Scoop.it
Priceless clues for students and teachers on academic writing (Priceless clues for students and teachers on academic writing.)...
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Copy, Paste and Plagiarize

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Handling online sources and their credibility are still an issue for educators and students, not just in Africa.

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Five tips to improve writing in college | USA TODAY College

Five tips to improve writing in college | USA TODAY College | International Literacy Management | Scoop.it
In college, there is no greater skill than the ability to communicate through writing.
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New Tool Measures Student Academic Growth - Voice of America

New Tool Measures Student Academic Growth - Voice of America | International Literacy Management | Scoop.it
New Tool Measures Student Academic GrowthVoice of AmericaMarch 27, 2012 New Tool Measures Student Academic Growth Evaluation no longer based only on achievement Shelley Schlender | Denver, Colorado For the past decade, federal funding for education...
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The Anthropology of Writing

The Anthropology of Writing | International Literacy Management | Scoop.it
“Mapping Knowledge-Making in Writing Center Research” ... This collection seeks to bring together two writing research traditions: the (French) anthropology of writing and (English-speaking) New Literacy Studies (Barton and Papen 3).
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UK Publishers Association Outraged It Wasn't Consulted Ahead Of The Public...

UK Publishers Association Outraged It Wasn't Consulted Ahead Of The Public... | International Literacy Management | Scoop.it
UK Publishers Association Outraged It Wasn't Consulted Ahead Of The Public ...TechdirtWhile the global boycott of Elsevier by academics continues to gain momentum and signatures – at the time of writing, the number is approaching 9000 – there's an...
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How to write effective funding proposals

Silva, who gave a talk on how to effectively write project proposals and requests, said that a successful proposal can take the form of story telling. "Gear away from the academic.

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New grading system at New Haven's Amistad Academy has student writing ... - New Haven Register

New grading system at New Haven's Amistad Academy has student writing ... - New Haven Register | International Literacy Management | Scoop.it
New grading system at New Haven's Amistad Academy has student writing ...New Haven Register“It's a teacher and student tool,” said Academic Dean Luke Harrison, who clicked on the numeral five on the online rubric and a sample of a '5' essay popped...
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Opinion: Academic Publishing Is Broken - Scientist

Opinion: Academic Publishing Is Broken - Scientist | International Literacy Management | Scoop.it
ScientistOpinion: Academic Publishing Is BrokenScientistThey write up the results in manuscripts that are destined to become published papers.
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Literacy gaps affecting business productivity

Literacy gaps affecting business productivity | International Literacy Management | Scoop.it
Literacy gaps affecting business productivityVoxyLiteracy gaps amongst managers and supervisors is costing Kiwi businesses dearly and more needs to be done to meet this group's needs, according to leading adult literacy and human resources experts.
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Post-thesis evaluation of writing seminar - The Daily Princetonian

Post-thesis evaluation of writing seminar - The Daily Princetonian | International Literacy Management | Scoop.it
Post-thesis evaluation of writing seminarThe Daily PrincetonianIt is what all my academic writing at Princeton has been building up to. Thesis followed junior papers, which followed course work, which followed a writing seminar.
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Why Bother Writing Book Reviews? - Do Your Job Better - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Why Bother Writing Book Reviews? - Do Your Job Better - The Chronicle of Higher Education | International Literacy Management | Scoop.it
RT @bradyjay: is writing reviews on academic monographs a waste of time?
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Middle School Students Tutor Their Peers In Writing

Middle School Students Tutor Their Peers In Writing | International Literacy Management | Scoop.it
Sixth-grader Jacob Rupert's writing assignment was a challenge: Write a paragraph on the topic of his choice without using the letter "d." Jacob had chosen to write about the aroma of pies, but he couldn't use the word "smelled." (Ashford middle school...
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How To Write A Good Academic Essay |

How To Write A Good Academic Essay. Sometimes students feel that they have done a lot of research but this is not reflected in their grades for writing an essay. There are many reasons for this, which this article attempts to explain.
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Texting language seeps into academic work

Texting language seeps into academic work | International Literacy Management | Scoop.it
Texting language seeps into academic workEtownianHowever, visiting professor of English Jesse Waters said, “[The writing] is just as mediocre as it was when I started.” Waters continued to state that he's noticed that students are not able to...
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Free eTutoring to Expand in Ohio

Free eTutoring to Expand in Ohio | International Literacy Management | Scoop.it
Free eTutoring to Expand in OhioWTRFThe eTutoring service also includes an online writing lab. Additional academic disciplines will be implemented as the program expands. Students can access the eTutoring site through their college website.
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#4c12 Part I: IWCA Collaborative at CCCC

#4c12 Part I: IWCA Collaborative at CCCC | International Literacy Management | Scoop.it
[This is a two-part posting about my CCCC experience.] Last week, I attended my first Conference on College Composition and Communication, and it was awesome. It was an overwhelming experience (so ...
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The Liquid Classroom: Research Bibliography #8

The Liquid Classroom: Research Bibliography #8 | International Literacy Management | Scoop.it
We argue that the students in this course—highly literate and skilled in the production of conventional printed academic writing—performed much like basic writers when challenged with acquiring a broad set of new visual and computer literacy skills.
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My favourite science writing – Cosmos by Carl Sagan

My favourite science writing – Cosmos by Carl Sagan | International Literacy Management | Scoop.it
The GuardianMy favourite science writing – Cosmos by Carl SaganThe GuardianA pleasant reminder of his academic golden years, it was efficient at imparting "facts", but, like the void of space, it lacked warmth.
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How to Write Like a Scientist

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How to Write Like a Scientistio9Comedian and molecular biologist Adam Ruben explains how you, too, can sound like the inside of an academic journal.
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Information Literacy Weblog: Pew Internet reports: use of ...

Information Literacy Weblog: Pew Internet reports: use of ... | International Literacy Management | Scoop.it
Pew Internet reports: use of smartphones; hyperconnected millennials; privacy management. I have a backlog of reports that I meant to read before I blogged, but I think I had better just blog them, starting with some Pew ...
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Worldwide Writing Against Procrastination. How Writing Centers ...

Worldwide Writing Against Procrastination. How Writing Centers ... | International Literacy Management | Scoop.it
It was in 2010 when a student in our writing center complained about her procrastination habits: “For me, you should open at night, because this is when I eventually get started and would need a writing center”.
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