Cary Moskovitz

Associate Professor of the Practice in the Thompson Writing Program

External Address: 
Art Building, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90025, Durham, NC 27708-0025
Phone: 
(919) 668-1615

Overview

My current research interests lie in two areas: (1) text recycling and (2) higher education writing pedagogy.

1. Text recycling (aka "self-plagiarism"): "Text-recycling” refers to a writer’s reusing excerpts from previously published writing, either verbatim or in a slightly altered form, in a new publication without attribution. This practice is more common and accepted than generally acknowledged, especially in the natural and medical sciences, where it is often tacitly expected. My research explores the ethical, practical, and legal issues of text recycling in scientific research and writing--in both professional and educational contexts.

2.Issues in higher education writing pedagogy: I am particularly interested in approaches to teaching writing that help students move beyond seeing writing as something one does to complete a school assignment to understanding writing as an intellectual and rhetorical activity. More broadly, I am interested in practical questions about how faculty who are not specifically trained in writing pedagogy can work productively with student writing. 

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., North Carolina State University 1989

  • M.S., North Carolina State University 1987

  • B.S., North Carolina State University 1985

Reynolds, J, Smith, R, Moskovitz, C, and Sayle, A. "BioTAP: A systematic approach to teaching scientific writing and evaluating undergraduate theses." BioScience 59.10 (2009): 896-903. Full Text

Reynolds, JA, Smith, R, Moskovitz, C, and Sayle, A. "BioTAP, the Biology Thesis Assessment Protocol: A Systematic Approach to Teaching Scientific Writing and Evaluating Undergraduate Theses." BioScience 59.10 (2009): 896-903. (Academic Article)

Reynolds, JA, and Moskovitz, C. "Calibrated Peer Review™ assignments in science courses: Are they designed to promote critical thinking and writing skills?." Journal of College Science Teaching 38.2 (2008): 60-66. (Academic Article)

Moskovitz, C, and Petit, M. ""Insiders and Outsiders: Redrawing the Boundaries of the Writing Program”." Writing Program Administration 31.1 (October 2007). (Academic Article)

Gray, SS, and Moskovitz, C. ""Some Insights about Students’ Interpretations of Histograms”." FOCUS on Learning Problems in Mathematics 29.1 (January 2007). (Academic Article)

Moskovitz, C, and Kellogg, D. "Primary science communication in the first-year writing course." COLLEGE COMPOSITION AND COMMUNICATION 57.2 (December 2005): 307-334.

MOSKOVITZ, CARYA, DEJARNETTE, FR, and HALL, ROBERTM. "New device for controlling asymmetric flowfields on forebodies at large alpha." Journal of Aircraft 28.7 (July 1991): 456-462. Full Text

Moskowitz, CA, Hall, RM, and Dejarnette, FR. "Combined effects of nose bluntness and surface perturbations on asymmetric flow past slender bodies." Journal of Aircraft 27.10 (January 1, 1990): 909-910. Full Text

RAO, DM, MOSKOVITZ, C, and MURRI, DG. "FOREBODY VORTEX MANAGEMENT FOR YAW CONTROL AT HIGH ANGLES OF ATTACK." JOURNAL OF AIRCRAFT 24.4 (April 1987): 248-254. Full Text

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