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The honesty threshold: It wasn't plagiarized that much. Should I say something or let it slide?

Dr. Tamara Fudge, professor in the School of IT

Honesty is an important workplace trait. Lack of honesty can be damaging to the person and to the company. 425 more words

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Mindful Reading and Living: A Book Review

Jan Chozen Bays’ How to Train a Wild Elephant & Other Adventures in Mindfulness (229 pages)

Reviewed by Kathleen Bishop, Adjunct Faculty, Kaplan University Health Sciences Dept. 361 more words

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Using Metacognition and Schema Theory to Teach Reading Skills

Amy Sexton, Kaplan University Writing Center Tutor

As educators, we realize the many positive outcomes for students who read recreationally (see The Reading and Writing Connection… 661 more words

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4 Practical Tips for Writing with an Academic Voice

Patricia Drown, Kaplan University Faculty, Social And Behavioral Sciences

Nothing can put fear in to the heart faster than the prospect of academic writing. Our mind immediately fills with pictures of quill pens, dusty libraries, and some robed and bespectacled scholar bent over parchment spilling out polysyllabic words that will ring down through the ages.  415 more words

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Understanding the “It” in Academic Writing

Kyle Harley, Kaplan University Writing Center Tutor

When I first began thinking about the concept of “It,” as one with a twisted imagination might, I pictured a creepy circus clown by the name of Pennywise that caused millions of children over the years to establish a phobia for anyone with face paint on and a pair of goofy shoes. 757 more words

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Writing About Art – a Sample Lesson

Susie Zappia, Kaplan University Faculty, Humanities

An assignment or invitation to write about a work of art can often seem very daunting, but it’s really an opportunity! 447 more words

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Writing in the Online Environment: Strategies to Create a Lasting Impression

Terresa Fontana Kaplan University Faculty, Department of Educational Studies

What kind of impression can you make in seven seconds? According to research conducted by NYU, we make at least eleven conclusions about others within seven seconds of first meeting them (Goman, 2011). 720 more words

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