> students are not often experienced in connecting with an
> audience, partly (I wonder?) because various forms of
> instruction emphasize information content and form over
> rhetorical thrust.
My argument is basically that this is the principal reason, and that in fact most of the handbooks I've ever dealt with treat citation as a matter of property ownership and information transfer -- which is, in fact, what it is in most student writing situations.
I'll have a look at the Harbrace; thanks.
Saint Thomas University
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