doesn't get along with her professor. She feels he is insensitive
to who she is and unsupportive of her studies.
She has avoided
starting her research paper because she is angry and also
nervous about writing something she feels will be unfairly
criticized. To make matters worse, she is unsure of exactly
how to use information from the journal articles she found
without accidentally plagiarizing. She is afraid to admit
to her professor that she needs help. Even if you might
agree with Jasmine's assessment of her professor, which
of these strategies will help get her through the course?
These are some possibilities:
could take advantage of other people on campus who
can offer assistance. Librarians at the reference desk can
provide examples and handouts on correct citation styles.
Staff at the campus Writing Center can assist her to incorporate
information from the articles into her paper without plagiarizing.
tactic she could use is to write the paper as if it were for
some one else-a person who is intelligent, interested, sympathetic,and
who she trusts will be fair in their criticism..(5,7)
Jasmine finishes her paper, she could cultivate a group of
fellow students with whom she can discuss her concerns. Together,
and with professors who are supportive, they could work to
foster better learning relationships on campus.(5)