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Stop Dihydrogen Monoxide!

posted: 4.14.08 by Barclay Barrios

As an exercise in getting students to evaluate Web sources with a critical eye, have them review the Web site for the Dihydrogen Monoxide Research Division. This site details the dangers of this chemical, which include death from inhalation and severe burns from its gaseous form. The punch line is that the chemical is water. See if your students can decode this hoax and then prompt a discussion of the reliability of Web sources in research projects.

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Categories: Argument, Assignment Idea, Critical Reading, Finding Sources, Rhetorical Situation, Teaching with Technology
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Web Grammar Research

posted: 3.7.07 by Barclay Barrios

Ask students to review any Web sites about grammar listed in the handbook or on the book’s companion site. Then have them expand this list by finding other Web sites they think would be useful. Collect these and distribute a consolidated list to the class.

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Categories: Assignment Idea, Finding Sources, Grammar & Style, Teaching with Technology
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