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725 21st Street NW, Washington DC 20052

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Scholars have good reasons to reuse their own writing from one publication to another. For example, scientists recycle methods descriptions across multiple papers while humanities scholars revise articles into book chapters. Some uses of “text recycling” are widely considered appropriate; others are universally condemned. Given the variety of ways researchers recycle material, they are often confused about what is and isn't acceptable. This workshop examines the ethical and legal complexities of text recycling and presents best practices for reuse across a range of disciplines and research contexts. 

Writing in the Disciplines (WID), housed in the Columbian College's University Writing Program, is welcoming Cary Moskovitz, Director of Writing in the Disciplines, Thompson Writing Program, Duke University. Cary Moskovitz has served as Director of Writing in the Disciplines in the Thompson Writing Program at Duke University since 2005. He holds a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from North Carolina State University and a Masters of Architecture from Virginia Tech.  Cary is Director of the National Science Foundation-funded Text Recycling Research Project. His articles and essays on writing pedagogy and text recycling have appeared in The Chronicle of Higher EducationScienceBioscienceScience and Engineering Ethics, and the Journal of College Science Teaching

Coffee and pastries will be provided.


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