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PhD Student at University of Illinois at Chicago 

Courtney Sloey is a PhD candidate at the University of Illinois at Chicago, studying English with an emphasis in Rhetoric. Courtney has enjoyed a variety of teaching positions, working as a the teaching assistant for college courses in Rhetoric, Writing, and Composition while also taking up roles at the high school level in the subject areas of Grammar and Composition and Rhetoric and Style. Her research interests include the rhetoric of disaster and the response that language can and cannot supply to instances of extreme pain or trauma in addition to the study of political rhetoric and communication.
 

The Perks of the Quote Integration

The ability to properly quote integrate shows readers that you fully understand the quote and you want them to understand and appreciate it as well.

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Types of Plagiarism

Plagiarism is more than just copying and pasting the words of others and this can sometimes be difficult to explain to students. The handout below illustrates the different types of plagiarism and provides examples that can be used for an in-class activity and discussion.
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“Classroom Hacks” a Podcast for Educators 

The goal of the “Classroom Hacks” podcast is twofold: we are trying to provide an avenue for perspective and advice on teaching and we try to incorporate a little bit of lightheartedness and humor to help remind each other that we can relate to our interconnected, educational plight.
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Avoiding ‘Thing’ Words

I'll admit right off the bat that my major pet peeve is 'thing' words. Something. Nothing. Anything. Everything. And just plain old thing. In...