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Citation Strictness 

In an article titled "Why the 'Research Paper' Isn't Working" at the Inside Higer Ed blog, librarian Barbara Fister pushes back on the idea that conventional research papers ought to be the cornerstone of an undergraduate writing education: "The first year “research paper” has always sent a mixed message. You’re supposed to be original, …

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Social Networking: Distraction or Motivator? 

I have always thought of social networking sites as threats to academic performance, so this recent NPR story caught my eye: Can Social Networking Keep Students in School? The Gates Foundation is investing in a company called Inigral in order for them to further explore and evaluate social networking options with the goal of increasing …

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