Since Matt Richtel published “Blogs vs. Term Papers” in the New York Times on January 20, much has been written on the value or lack of value of assigning term papers. Unfortunately, Richtel confuses the issue by setting up a false dichotomy. His either/or fallacy forces a debate concerning whether or not blogs are better than term papers. Instead, we should be discussing if the goals of a particular class might be better met by assigning blogs (or some other research based project) instead of a term paper.