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From the Current Issue:

Beyond Plagiarism
NCTE/CCCC members discussed plagiarism, beyond the traditional definition, during a session at the CCCC Annual Convention last week in Indianapolis.  Inside Higher Ed, March 21, 2014

For ideas on plagiarism, see

Exploring Plagiarism, Copyright, and Paraphrasing  (for grades 6-8, lesson plan from
Preventing Plagiarism: Tips and Techniques  (for grades 9-12, book from NCTE)
Copyright Clarity: What Every English Teacher Needs to Know  (for grades K-12, Web seminar from NCTE)

Front Line Instructors
Participants in the "Writing War and Beyond: Continuing Dialogues of Military Experience through Accessible Writing Opportunities" workshop during the CCCC Annual Convention discussed issues student veterans and instructors (some of whom may be veterans themselves) face in the classroom.  Inside Higher Ed, March 20, 2014 

For ideas on teaching student veterans, see these articles
from Teaching English in the Two-Year College:

"Renewing Our Commitment to Connecting to Student Veterans
"Transformations: Working with Veterans in the Composition Classroom"
"Casualties of War: Combat Trauma and the Return of the Combat Veteran

Students Come to College Thinking They've Mastered Writing
NCTE/CCCC members Linda Adler-Kassner and Dominic DelliCarpini discuss findings of a Listening Tour of first-year students conducted last fall by CCCC, TYCA, and CWPA.  The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 21, 2014  (subscription required)

For more on the CCCC Annual Convention, see

"Why Won't This Thing Open? Negotiating New WPA Identity"  (video for session E.17)
"Dis/Ability as Inquiry: Hacking the Fixed Curriculum"  (blog for session B.30)
"Composite/Recap"  (blog)
"Storify from 2014 CCCC" 
Tweets and Pictures  from #4C14
CCCC Convention Presentations  (in the Connected Community)
"Breaking Down Barriers and Enabling Access: (Dis)Ability in Writing Classrooms and Programs"  (tweets from session MW.02)

Can't Wait for Next Year?
May 5 is the deadline for submitting program proposals online for the 2015 CCCC Annual Convention in Tampa, Florida, March 18-21!



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