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  •  Hey, anything that gets them putting words (1+ / 0-)
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    on paper or electrons is a step in the right direction.

    "Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism." - Hubert Humphrey

    by Killer of Sacred Cows on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 03:24:56 PM PST

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    •  That's the final exam in my comp classes. (2+ / 0-)

      The second semester is argumentation and research.

      If their argument is strong, it shows they've learned how to gather evidence and organize it well -- they'll then get the grade they argue for.

      It requires a lot of intellectual honesty as well -- they know I can see pretty quickly through any attempt at rationalization.

      Beware the man of one book.

      by fiddler crabby on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 04:16:58 PM PST

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