Friday, October 28, 2011

Sources of Confusion | Inside Higher Ed

From Fister's Library Babel Fish, comments on composition research that illuminates the problems students have with using sources through quotation and paraphrase.

I am beginning to see that we should teach summarizing of sources and discourage the use of paraphrase. It's the difference between collecting bits of information and slapping them together and learning from sources so that one can make a coherent and integrated statement of what one learns from the sources.