The New Digital Scholar : Exploring and Enriching the Research and Writing Practices of NextGen Students

The New Digital Scholar : Exploring and Enriching the Research and Writing Practices of NextGen Students

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The essays and research studies collected here recommend building on NextGen students' existing knowledge of Web 2.0 technologies to help them find, use, and make sense of online information. Contributors are educators, librarians, and researchers with backgrounds in writing, information literacy, and technical communication. In the first two parts of the book, they survey findings on students' research-writing behaviors and how students themselves represent their research-writing practices. Of special interest is a chapter on criticisms of the undergraduate research paper assignment, which come from educators, researchers, and students. The second half of the book presents pedagogical, programmatic, and institutional solutions to help students, offering ideas for curriculum development and library/writing program partnerships. Some chapters include appendices of rubrics, student assignments, and classroom handouts. B&w screenshots illustrate online search spaces. McClure has taught writing at the university level. Purdy directs the writing center at Duquesne University. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Medford, New Jersey : American Society for Information Science and Technology by Information Today, Inc., 2013
ISBN: 9781573874755
Branch Call Number: 808.02 NEW
Characteristics: xv, 400 pages ; 24 cm


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Here's a guide for NextGen students to help them find, use and make sense of information on the web.
A good book for people of all ages to help them use technology.

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