Perhaps we might want to think of it as 3 (or 4 or 5) good reasons not to write
essays. If plagiarism paranoia is a bad reason, what might we articulate
as "soundbite" sized good ones? And with those soundbites, what are the
I like your point earlier Doug that writing with no context is still better
than no writing, but perhaps we can articulate that writing doesn't need to be
so contextless even in the imitation-ivory tower.
Quoting Doug Brent <[log in to unmask]>:
> You may be on to something here, Rob. You're right about preaching to
> the choir. Let me work with this -- how to get the Herald's attention
> without jumping off a bridge or having a mad cow found on your property
> . . . I might just phone them up and see if they would like a follow-up
> [log in to unmask] wrote:
> >While I don't mean to stifle discussion, aren't we just preaching to the
> >here? So, let's have some suggestions about getting the message out beyond
> >sanctuary walls. How are you going to catch the Calgary Herald headline?
> >I can see it: U of C. Prof says Bagging Essays a good first step ...
> >Rob Irish
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