Let’s Plagiarize!

Here’s where it gets fun: after students’ small groups put some thoughts up on the board, we read through the Writing Program’s Statement on Plagiarism out loud, and discuss it, making sure everything’s clear about the policy. And then I hold a plagiarism contest. –Mike Vitia –Let’s Plagiarize! (Jerz’s Literacy Weblog) I’m home in Greensburg, still coming down from my Serious Games Summit high. This post is a useful reminder that…

Where a Geneticist Can Teach 'Gilgamesh'

One sunny day shortly after the start of the fall term, Robert M. Dawley was preparing to spend the afternoon tutoring two students on how to measure the DNA content in the cells of tadpoles. But first he walked briskly out of his building and over to a small lounge with white cinder-block walls, stretched out on the carpeted floor, his head propped up on a bent arm, and asked…