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  • Writing@CSU Teaching Activities Bank
    Word Format Adobe Acrobat PDF Format Claims Map Activity Web Page Word Format Adobe Acrobat PDF Format Evaluating Writing Web Page Word Format Adobe Acrobat PDF Format Interpretive Response Main Ideas and Summary Activities Web Page Word Format Adobe Acrobat PDF Format A Storyteller s Misguided Guide to Focus Web Page Word Format Adobe Acrobat PDF Format Small Group Activities The Cut n Paste Race for Focus Organization and Unity Web Page Word Format Adobe Acrobat PDF Format Logical Fallacies Activity Web Page Word Format Adobe Acrobat PDF Format Showing Not Just Telling Activity Web Page Word Format Adobe Acrobat PDF Format Peer Review Activities Devil s Advocate Peer Review Activity Web Page Word Format Adobe Acrobat PDF Format Peer Review Workshop Evaluating the Structure of Arguing Essays Web Page Word Format Adobe Acrobat PDF Format The Descriptive Outline Web Page Word Format Adobe Acrobat PDF Format The Writer s Triad Web Page Word Format Adobe Acrobat PDF Format Working with Sources Synthesis Grid Worksheet Word Format Adobe Acrobat PDF Format New York Times Activities for Portfolio 1 Web Page Word Format Adobe Acrobat PDF Format New York Times Activities for Portfolio 2 Web Page Word Format Adobe Acrobat PDF

    Original URL path: http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/teaching/activities/index.cfm (2015-10-15)
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  • Colorado State University Composition Program Archive
    Composition Archive on Writing CSU Please follow the links below to access materials provided by the University Composition Program since the 1990s Composition Courses CO130 Academic Writing CO150 College Composition CO300 Writing Arguments CO301 Writing in the Disciplines CO302 Writing Online CO401 Writing and Style Writing Center Regularly Scheduled Tutorial Related Resources Writing Gallery Teaching Resources Tweet HELP SITE INDEX ABOUT THIS SITE CONTACT Writing CSU is an open access

    Original URL path: http://writing.colostate.edu/comparchive/ (2015-10-15)
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  • Teaching Guide: Dealing with Plagiarism
    Additional Links Print Friendly Page Authors Contributors Teaching Guide Dealing with Plagiarism As access to documents on the World Wide Web has grown the issue of plagiarism and the enforcement of the consequences for academic dishonesty have become important concerns for writing teachers and teachers who use writing in their courses Plagiarism means to use and pass off the ideas or writings of another as one s own to appropriate for use as one s own passages or ideas from another or to put forth as original to oneself the ideas or words of another Dictionary com Beyond that plagiarism a form of intellectual dishonesty involves unintentionally using someone else s work without properly acknowledging where the ideas came from the most common form of plagiarism or intentionally copying someone else s work and passing it off as your own the most serious form of plagiarism Palmquist 2003 The Bedford Researcher pp 173 174 This guide can help you deal with the concept of plagiarism before it becomes an issue in your classroom as well as deal with enforcing its consequences if the situation should occur Why Students Plagiarize and What to do if You are Suspicious Strategies for Preventing

    Original URL path: http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/teaching/plagiarism/ (2015-10-15)
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  • News and Updates: January 2014
    changes include the following Options Menu Click on the Options Menu upper right side of several pages on the site My Page Classes Wikis ePortfolios and Blogs to view the navigation menu for the page The menu reduces the space previously devoted to navigation tools allowing you to focus on your work Additional Customization Options We ve added more options for controlling the appearance of the site including the option to hide the site banner and to hide or display announcements about new features Updated Course Templates The old templates have been retired in favor of a cleaner simpler look If you miss the old templates you can add one of three navigation menus and specify their location on the page Cleaner Designs for Wikis ePortfolios and Guides The tables of contents have been updated significantly and the design of the managements pages have been updated as well Updated Preset Layouts All of the preset layouts for the site classes wikis blogs and ePortfolios have been updated to reflect the new design New presets have been developed and some of the older presets have been retired Improved Gradebook The gradebook has undergone more changes mostly under the hood We continue

    Original URL path: http://writing.colostate.edu/about/news/fall13.cfm (2015-10-15)
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  • News and Updates: Summer 2013
    any documents such as Google Docs that can be shared with a URL To use the tool create a document on a site like Google Docs click the share by URL button copy the URL and paste the URL into the Studio s Share Document Form File Uploading You ll find a new file uploading tool that supports dragging and dropping of files You can also upload files in a normal manner one at a time However the new tool allows you to drag multiple files into folders significantly simplifying the work of uploading files File Management We ve improved our file and folder management tools In the Class Files you ll find new tools for managing individual files and folders In all of our file folders you ll find the ability to delete multiple files You ll also find a new tool that allows you to copy a folder and its contents from one class to another Finally you ll find a download tool on your personal page manage your account advanced options that allows you to create a zip file containing all of the files you ve added to the Studio Improved Groups Tool The functionality of the groups tool has been improved Groups of any size can be created by assigning students to group manually automatically or alphabetically Students within groups now have the ability to create their own forums add files to a shared folder create group wikis share documents on site such as Google Docs and view group peer review activities Text Messaging We ve added a text messaging tool This uses an opt in mechanism so instructors who wish to use it should encourage students to enter a phone number and enable sending of text messages Email The email tool has been updated You can now send email through your own email program or use the older SMTP based program available through the Studio Chat We have added an improved Chat tool for those who wish to use it Gradebook Assignments and DropBox We ve completely recoded the assignments tool and the gradebook Now instructors can decide where to display an assignment and whether to include it in the Gradebook Current Classes List We ve added a new tool that allows you to designate one or more classes as current classes Instructors can move easily between current classes through the class menu In addition the current classes are displayed in a list below for example the Add Calendar Entry form allowing you to copy the new calendar entry to more than one class Hidden Classes List Instructors will find a simplified means of hiding classes Social Links We have added links to Facebook Twitter LinkedIn and Google Now people will be able to share like or comment on particular pages or the site as a whole Syllabus Improvements You can now upload a file to the syllabus page You can still copy and paste your syllabus You can also use both methods at the

    Original URL path: http://writing.colostate.edu/about/news/summer13.cfm (2015-10-15)
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  • News and Updates: Summer and Fall 2012
    to fit the screen more effectively than it had in the past Along with these changes came a number of improvements behind the scenes the site is more accessible and is now making use of the semantic tags available through HTML 5 In a new partnership with the Colorado State University Writing Center we have moved our writing guides and soon our teaching guides to a wiki based content management system This allows us to make edits to the guides more easily and should result in better more up to date guides Special thanks for work on this project goes to Carrie Lamanna Patricia Lincoln Aubrey Johnson Christina Shane Jennifer Lawson Karen Buntinas and Ellen Palmquist who worked on migrating editing and updating the guides As you look at the site you ll see a number of new interface changes The blogs and ePortfolios are more fully integrated into the site You ll find thanks to David Hernandez of the University of California at Irvine several new color schemes and a number of new preset class page designs You ll also see improvements to the class page layouts in the Writing Studio In addition you can now add blogs wikis and ePortfolios from tools outside this site to your class pages We continue to work on the new and improved help pages and hope to release those in the near future We have moved closer to an open access locally installabe version of the Writing Studio and hope to begin testing that with our colleagues at the University of California at Irvine And we are nearly ready thanks to the development of the guides tool to relaunch the Open Textbooks Project Look for more news on this in a future update Some good news about visits to the site In

    Original URL path: http://writing.colostate.edu/about/news/fall12.cfm (2015-10-15)
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  • News and Updates: Fall 2011
    a bit of work on our help system In spring 2011 the team from Colorado State University s Institute for Learning and Teaching Barbara Maynard Jeremy Proctor Amanda Purnell Justin Switzer and Mike Palmquist joined forces with a group of faculty and graduate students from the University of California at Irvine Lynda Haas Elizabeth Bevans Elaina Taylor and Abraham Romney to create the current help system This work involved a major change to the interface extensive new content development and the creation of video help files Reid Palmquist joined the project during the summer and brought the images used in the help pages up to date Reid Palmquist also did a signficant amount of work on the site to enhance its accessibility Work in this area continues In spring 2011 we found a new home for our server The staff at Academic Computing and Network Services at Colorado State University have taken over the care and feeding of our server thanks to Lance Baatz Jason Huitt and Joe Volesky and it has been running smoothly ever since The University also upgraded its SQL server and we have seen performance improvements as a result Finally we upgraded our file server so that we have enough space for student and instructor files for the foreseeable future In summer 2011 we released the newest version of our Bibliography tool and updated most of our tools drafting outlining notes to do list and so on Some of the most visible changes to the site include a major upgrade to the Personal Pages as well as to the management pages for our classes wikis and writing tools We ve dropped the tabbed interface on our pages and replaced it with a simpler and we hope easier to use set of links We ve also worked

    Original URL path: http://writing.colostate.edu/about/news/fall11.cfm (2015-10-15)
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  • News and Updates: Fall 2010
    images in text that you save to the site for example in drafts wiki pages blogs and ePorfolios Instructors will find a new process for creating pages We hope this simplify class creation and allow you to customize your class pages more easily Earlier this fall we simplified the commenting tools used on the site In early November we completely revampled the commenting tools This was part of a larger effort to update the composing tools on the site in particular the Drafting Outlining Ideas and To Do List tools and to reflect those changes on the personal page and the folders page It was a major effort but it seems to be working well Later this fall we ll also tackle the bibliography tool and update how files are handled In terms of behind the scenes work we ve been able to address some slow downs that were becoming a real problem over the past summer After a bit of research we found some default settings in our ColdFusion server that needed to be changed Everything seems to be working reasonably well now We re also working on a major update to the help system You can see the

    Original URL path: http://writing.colostate.edu/about/news/fall10.cfm (2015-10-15)
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