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American University

Butler Board Room

4400 Massachusetts Avenue

Washington, DC 20016

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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.

About the speaker

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.

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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You can either bring the printed copy of your ticket or download its electronic version through Eventbrite app and show it on your smartphone.

About the workshop schedule

Breakfast and registration will begin at 8:30am. Lunch will also be provided at noon. There will be vegetarian options for breakfast and lunch, but if you have specific food allergies, you may want to bring a back-up snack. Workshop activities will end at about 2:00pm.

About the workshop location

The workshop will be held in the Butler Board Room on AU main campus. The Butler Board Room is located on the 6th floor of Butler Pavilion. The entrance to Butler Pavilion is located between the Mary Graydon Center and Battelle Tompkins Building. The Sports Center Parking Garage is attached to the Butler Board Room.

The main AU campus and directions website is: http://www.american.edu/aumaps/.

How to get to the workshop

By car: Please see the map linked above for the conference location and additional information about parking and public transportation options. Parking is free in the Sports Center Parking Garage on the weekends. If possible, park on the sixth floor of the parking garage; when you exit into the building, the Butler Board Room will be in front of you. If you park on a lower level in the garage, when you exit the garage, take the elevator on your right to the sixth floor. This elevator will open directly in front of the Butler Board Room and the Fall Workshop registration table.

The next closest parking area to the Butler Board Room is the School of International Service Garage. Parking is free on weekends. If you park in the School of International Service Garage, when you exit the SIS building, cross the Quad going to the entrance to Butler Pavilion. The entrance to Butler Pavilion is located between the Mary Graydon Center and Battelle Tompkins Building. Take the elevator to the sixth floor. This elevator will open directly in front of the Butler Board Room and the Fall Workshop registration table.

There will be TESOL Program signs marking the path from the Sports Center Parking Garage and the School of International Service Garage to Butler Board Room.

Direction to Butler Board Room:https://www.american.edu/spa/wpi/upload/Directions-to-Butler-Board-Room-revised.pdf

By metro: Take the metro to the Tenleytown-AU Station on the red line. When you exit the metro, take the escalator on the left. There is a free shuttle that leaves Tenleytown-AU Station to AU main campus every 15 minutes.


Also, for those paying with cash at the door, please be advised that the TESOL Staff will not have petty cash on hand, so be sure to bring exact change with you.

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American University

Butler Board Room

4400 Massachusetts Avenue

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