Less Research, Harder Writing
This has to be rewritten. I will send you the previous essay. This needs a lot of improvement. You will see that in the yellow highlights, there there might be too
much copying word for word from the article, they are given credit but there are maybe “” missing. On the red highlight there is too much patchwritting, and it needs
to be fixed. Overall is not a good essay, and it was because of the sense of urgency. On this essay, you are not really supposed to write everything in the first
person. You can either make up or say something real about your student experience on how it affected you, based on what each article says and what the students argue
in the articles. Please make it better. It needs a lot of change, and it needs to be following the instructions below.
Thank you very much!
This assignment will, ideally, help you approach your own research with a greater understanding of academic research and source use. It also helps you to learn how to
read academic articles (the kinds you will locate in your own research). Be sure to use the reading guides as you read the articles for this assignment; these reading
guides teach you how to break down an academic article into sections to read, skim, and skip. Finally, this essay asks you to reference sources in your essay.
Read Chris Anson “Fraudulent Practices: Academic Misrepresentations of Plagiarism In the Name of Good Pedagogy,” and Les Perelman “Information Illiteracy and Mass
Market Writing Instruction,”
This assignment asks you to argue a position on student source use in the academy using the two articles above and your own experience as a college writer. This
“position” doesn’t need to offer a solution or take a definitive stance; it may, for example, argue for the two main challenges to students finding and using quality
sources or for the central dilemma in student plagiarism.
The essay needs to be 4-5 pages double-spaced, Times New Roman 12 inch Font. It will need to correctly cite and/or paraphrase passages from the texts in correct MLA
form. You must refer to the two writers: Chris Anson, and Les Perelman. This essay can and should include personal experience and/or field research in addition to the
scholarly sources read in class.
Read over your reflections on the readings and your experiences as a writer and researcher. Think of a theme or thesis that argues a position about student source use
in the academy.
A passing essay must:
? have a clear, focused, arguable theme or thesis that argues a nuanced position on student source use in the academy
? develop this theme thoroughly with voices of scholars, examples from your own writing and research experience, and, optionally, field research
? cite the two writers: Chris Anson, Les Perelman
? understand the writers you include (use the reading and discussion questions, your notes, and the article itself)
? include correct parenthetical citations for all sources. Failure to do so may result in failing grade.
? contain adequate paraphrases of the secondary sources (i.e. in your own words). Failure to do so may result in a failing grade.
? quote accurately (word for word).
? integrate supporting quotes and paraphrases smoothly
? conclude somewhere near the bottom of page six (or on a subsequent page)
? demonstrate revision (there should be substantial differences between the first and final draft)
? be submitted in a portfolio with all required components
? have an introduction that adequately introduces the argument
? have a conclusion that adequately concludes the essay
? as a whole, be logically organized into well-developed, well-organized paragraphs
? use transitions between paragraphs to make paper organization clear for readers
? use transitions between sentences to make paragraph organization clear to readers
? avoid unnecessary repetition
? be clean stylistically, using concise and clear sentences, strong verbs, sentence variety, emphasis, and parallel sentence structure; avoid “this” as a pronoun
except for emphasis
? be grammatically correct, using commas with an introductory phrases, using a comma and a conjunction to connect two independent phrases (phrases that can stand alone
as sentences), using only a conjunction with compound verbs
? employ a voice and tone appropriate for academic discourse
? demonstrate conscientious word choice and diction
? be formatted correctly (1inch margins and Times Roman 12inch font)
? include a works cited page, in correct MLA format, that lists the texts to which your paper refers