Fall Workshop 2018 Teaching Effective Source Use: Approaches for L1 & L2 writers

Saturday, October 27, 9:00-2:00

Location: Bentely Lounge (Gray Hall 130)

It is a common experience for college and high school teachers to find themselves faced with student papers full of uncited borrowings—sometimes leading to unpleasant emotions and difficult conferences. How can we better address source use? This workshop, based on the book, Teaching Effective Source Use (Mott-Smith, Tomaš, & Kostka, 2017, University of Michigan Press), lays out a comprehensive plan involving 5 dimensions, each informed by recent scholarly work. We will discuss the concepts that undergird referencing, how references establish a writer’s position in a discourse community, paraphrasing & patchwriting, fitting referencing into the writing process, and responding to source use in student papers. We will take time to explore lessons and approaches for each dimension in order to adapt them for our own classrooms. Originally designed for teachers working with second language writers, most of these approaches have been found to be useful with native English-speaking writers as well.  We will also explore how common terms (academic integrity, plagiarism, inadequate attribution, unacceptable paraphrase) reflect a punitive approach that may undermine teaching goals.

Workshop Leader

Jennifer A. Mott-Smith is an award-winning professor of TESOL at Towson University. She focuses her teaching and scholarship on issues related to second language writing and social justice.  She has co-authored two books, Teaching Effective Source Use (Michigan, 2017) and Teaching Writing (TESOL International, 2013). She presents papers and workshops regularly at the TESOL International convention and is an active member of the Second Language Writing and Social Responsibility interest sections as well as the LGBT+ Professional Learning Network.

Registration & Tickets

Tickets: Fall Workshop

  • Online registration opens on September 1 and closes on October 22.
  • If you need a sign language interpreter, you will be able to request one when purchasing your ticket.
  • You will be able to purchase a copy of the speaker's newest book entitled Teaching Effective Source Use (Mott-Smith, Tomaš, & Kostka, 2017)on the day of the event. There will be a book signing during lunchtime. 

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2018 Workshop Registration Rates

Early Bird (paid by 11:59 pm on Monday, October 1) $50

Regular Online Rate (paid by 11:59 pm on Monday, October 22) $60

Student Online Rate (paid by 11:59 pm on Monday, October 22) $10

Regular at the Door Payment (paid by 10 am on Saturday, October 27) $80

Student Regular at the Door Payment (paid by 10 am Saturday, October 27) $20