Daily Archives: April 5, 2007

More British book cover madness

What is going on across the Atlantic? Thanks to Zen of Writing, I find that Jane Austen is ‘too ugly’ for book covers (BBC News). Basically, they took the only authenticated Jane portrait, by her sister Cassandra, and ran it … Continue reading

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The Newtonian elephant, and other creative errata

Scribd – They didn’t study Some more great stuff I’ve been meaning to post – these classics will resonate with anyone who has ever taught a science course. Especially the teacher’s comment that reads “I wish I could give you … Continue reading

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Is the term paper dead?

Cut-and-Paste Is a Skill, Too (washingtonpost.com) According to Jason Johnson, maybe we shouldn’t try to fight plagiarism any more: Research papers — of varying lengths, written without the instructor’s direct supervision — are an academic staple. They’ve been a successful … Continue reading

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