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Professional Writing and Codes of Ethics

posted: 6.9.15 by Traci Gardner

This week, I want to talk about an activity for a professional writing course that explores the ethical principles that apply to professional writers. Students will return to these principles throughout the term. This idea grew from work I did last week at the Pathways Summer Institute, sponsored by the Virginia Tech Office of General Education. [read more]

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Categories: Activity Idea, Business Writing, Traci Gardner, WAC/WID
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Disciplinary Contexts

posted: 3.21.07 by Barclay Barrios

Have students review material in the handbook on developing a research topic, then ask them to take an issue from their current reading and locate materials from their field that address the same issue. How do disciplinary contexts change the approach to and assessment of an issue?

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Categories: Assignment Idea, Finding Sources, WAC/WID
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Research on Research

posted: 3.7.07 by Barclay Barrios

Have students review the material in the handbook on the research process and then have them expand this material by doing research on how research is done in their chosen discipline/field. Using interviews, reference books, articles, and the Internet, students could produce a short report that explains the citation system used in their field, the major methodologies, what counts as research, or what counts as evidence in that research.

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Categories: Assignment Idea, Citing Sources, Finding Sources, WAC/WID, Working with Sources
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