21 octobre 2013

Rise of The Machine-Generated Citations

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/CRW.jpgBy Lee Skallerup Bessette. My students just handed in their first major paper, an argument essay (required by all students taking ENG 100 at our institution) that includes research. We’ve been working through coming up with a topic, doing research, formulating an argument, doing drafts then revisions, etc. It’s been a process that has taken over six weeks, but one feature of the essay that always confounds my students is formatting the document, specifically according to MLA guidelines (again, another program requirement). We’re in the computer lab, so I spent an entire class showing them (and asking that they do it along with me) how to properly format their documents and their Works Cited page. Read more...
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