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CFP: Young Rhetoricians Conference, Monterey, CA June 22-24, 2017

On behalf of the conference organizers, I would like to draw your attention to this call for papers for The Young Rhetoricians' Conference.  Part conference and part retreat,  The Young Rhetoricians' Conference in June 2017 has as its theme "Composition and Rhetoric 2017:  Examining Expediency--Advocating Excellence."
   

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Motivating Millennials: How to Promote Active Student Reading in an Online Era

Popular websites such as SparkNotes, GradeSaver, and Shmoop offer student-geared synopses of texts taught in the humanities. As instructors discover, even strong students often check such e-guides rather than trust their independent response to a work, while some students rely on these websites for their entire interpretation of a text, if not also as a substitute for the actual reading. The availability of online ‘study aids’ is clearly a temptation for students to let others do their critical thinking for them—the antithesis of the central goal of higher education.