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Knowledge and Acknowledgement: Teaching Students to Write with (and Cite) Sources

Event date: Monday, May 20, 2013, from 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: CTE - UNH 3030

Knowledge and Acknowledgement: Teaching Students to Write with (and Cite) Sources [Event Flyer]

Presented by: Suzanne Lane, PhD, Director, Writing Across the Curriculum, MIT

Using claims and evidence from published sources to develop new knowledge is a central feature of academic work. Students often struggle with this aspect of academic writing; they find the differing requirements for source use, the practices of citation, and the relationships between claim and evidence hard to navigate as they move from one discipline to another throughout their undergraduate career. Drawing from recent research in writing pedagogy, this workshop will discuss how to teach students to write with sources in ways that help them both to understand the methods of argument and knowledge-making in different disciplines, and to better understand the requirements of academic integrity.

Suzanne Lane is Acting Director of Writing Across the Curriculum in the Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies, and directs the Writing Advisor program in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. Dr. Lane has taught Writing at Harvard University, and American and African American Literature at Boston University and California State University, San Bernardino. Dr. Lane’s research focuses on rhetorical and narrative theory, as well as on student writing development. As a researcher on the Harvard Study of Undergraduate Writing, Dr. Lane investigated how students learn the rhetorical cultures and conventions of different disciplines across the curriculum. In her current book project, Dr. Lane analyzes the rhetoric of slave narratives, academic histories, and historical novels of slavery. Parts of this work have been published in African American Review.

Participation in this workshop is limited to registered participants only. All registered participants are required to attend the entire workshop.

Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm. If you have any specific dietary needs, please do let us know.

Please direct all questions and RSVP to teachers@lmu.edu.

This program will be video and audio taped and may be podcast. By your willing participation in the program, you expressly and irrevocably consent to be photographed, videotaped and/or audio taped and quoted/cited. The films, tapes, and other digital recordings will become the property of the Center of Teaching Excellence, LMU.