Date: October 26, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Jeanette Smith, NMSU Library, (575) 646-7492, email@example.com
New Mexico State University announces “Beyond Plagiarism,” a presentation by a founding researcher of the Citation Project that will discuss the results of its study of how student writers use sources.
The session, led by Dr. Rebecca Moore Howard, Professor of Writing and Rhetoric at Syracuse University, will be on November 4 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Room 171, Milton Hall. Further discussion, conducted by NMSU Instruction Librarian Theresa Westbrock, will take place in the Zuhl Library 2nd floor conference room from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
The presentation will be of interest and value to all who teach student research and writing in this new age of electronic resources.
Dr. Howard will present findings of the nationwide Citation Project, a multi-institution research project in response to educators’ concerns about plagiarism and the teaching of writing. The Citation Project team systematically studies student research papers to learn how student writers use resources.
There is currently a trend to equate students and plagiarists, as if all students were plagiarizers. The Citation Project studies how we came to this place and how we can move out of it by determining what students need to know and how we can teach it to them.
The program is sponsored by NMSU’s English Department, University Library, the Teaching Academy and McGraw-Hill Publishers.
For more information, contact Westbrock at (575) 646-3079 or firstname.lastname@example.org.