Problems With Papers: Argumentation Edition!

April 2, 2010 Leave a comment


A few concerns with your argumentation papers:

  • Each entry from the argument pair in Subject & Strategy gets a separate works cited entry.
  • Make sure you refresh yourself on the correct way to do block quotes.
  • Never, never, ever use phrases like “I totally agree” or “in my opinion,” you will end up sounding apologetic for your views!
  • Make sure you are following the requirements set forth on paper handouts.
  • Again, do not refer to the authors of books/articles/etc by their first name…and…
  • This isn’t the New York Times, therefore you don’t have to call people you reference Mr., Ms., or Mrs.

Office Hours Today=Cancelled

March 31, 2010 Leave a comment


I apologize, but I need to cancel office hours today. I am need to be somewhere back in Ocean County by 11am. We will still have EOffice hours tonight from 8pm-10pm.

Plagiarism Tutorials

March 29, 2010 Leave a comment


Lauren Pressley, a librarian friend of mine, recently put together a nice post chronicling a number of plagiarism tutorials you might want to check out if you are still having trouble with citation.

Extending The Argument

March 26, 2010 Leave a comment


After some deliberation, I have decided to extend the deadline for the argumentation paper until Sunday evening. The class is working very hard and a few more days will give you time to put in your best effort.

Please get your papers in to my email by midnight on Sunday evening/Monday morning.

Google Docs

March 26, 2010 Leave a comment

If you have a Google account, your Google Docs account now accepts any kind of file. Might be a useful alternative for storage/backup/etc.

Five Websites Undergrads Need To Know

March 24, 2010 Leave a comment

Prof Hacker on five websites undergrads need to know. Some useful links in this post.

Digital Natives (Or Not?!?!?)

March 19, 2010 Leave a comment


Some spring break food for thought about the web savvy skills, or lack thereof, of the current generation:

Even when controlling for basic Internet access, among a group of young adults, socioeconomic status is an important predictor of how people are incorporating the Web into their everyday lives with those from more privileged backgrounds using it in more informed ways for a larger number of activities.