How to teach MLA/Chicago form
October 31, 2006 8:50 PM Subscribe
I teach graduate writing and research. I'm pretty confident with the way I teach the spirit
of citation (it's what we have in the humanities instead of the scientific method), but what draconian pedagogy can I use to soul-crushingly impose format dread on my unruly grad students?
posted by Mngo to Education (21 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
They all have a copy of the MLA handbook, and most of them have a Chicago Manual of Style near to hand. Most of them use robo-reference managers like Refworks, Endnote or Citation, that can theoretically output in any format But some of my senior colleagues still complain that they receive badly formated bibs and notes. Ideally this would also support the conceptual aims of the course, but what can we do in class, and what resources can I direct them to, to improve their pains-taking in producing formal research papers?