Associate Professor of the Practice in the Thompson Writing Program
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.
CCE STEM Standard: An Investigation of Text Recycling in Scientific Research awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2017 to 2022
Professional Readers for STEM Student Writers awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2011 to 2014
Moskovitz, C. "Introducing Students to College Writing: Moving beyond Humanities-Centered Practices." Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture 11.1 (January 1, 2011): 211-218. Full Text
Moskovitz, C. "Text recycling in health sciences research literature: a rhetorical perspective (Published online)." Research Integrity and Peer Review 2.1 (December 2017). Full Text
Moskovitz, C. "Volunteer expert readers: Drawing on the university community to provide professional feedback for engineering student writers." Advances in Engineering Education 6.1 (April 1, 2017): 1-31.
Moskovitz, C. "Volunteer expert readers for STEM student writers." Across the Disciplines 11.2 (December 22, 2014).
Wood, KA, Moskovitz, C, and Valiga, TM. "Audio feedback for student writing in online nursing courses: exploring student and instructor reactions." J Nurs Educ 50.9 (September 2011): 540-543. Full Text
Moskovitz, C, and Kellogg, D. "Inquiry-based writing in the laboratory course (Science (919))." Science 333.6039 (July 8, 2011): 158-. Full Text
Cary Moskovitz, . "The Duke Reader Project: Engaging the University Community in Undergraduate Writing Instruction." Liberal Education 94.3/4 (July 2011): 48-53. (Academic Article)
Moskovitz, C, and Kellogg, D. "Science education. Inquiry-based writing in the laboratory course." Science 332.6032 (May 20, 2011): 919-920. Full Text
Cary Moskovitz, . "“Not (Entirely) in Their Own Words:Plagiarism, Process, and the Complicated Ethics of School Writing”." Writing & Pedagogy 2.2 (2010). (Academic Article)
Reynolds, J, Smith, R, Moskovitz, C, and Sayle, A. "BioTAP: A Systematic Approach to Teaching Scientific Writing and Evaluating Undergraduate Theses." BIOSCIENCE 59.10 (November 2009): 896-903. Full Text
Moskovitz, C, Roy, C, and Woerner, T. "Professional readers for STEM student writers: How university alumni and professional staff can help STEM students develop communication and reasoning skills." August 19, 2012.
Moskovitz, CA, Hall, RM, and Dcjarncttct, FR. "Experimental investigation of a new device to control the asymmetric flowfield on forebodies at large angles of attack." January 1, 1990.
Moskovitz, CA, Hall, RM, and DeJarnette, FR. "Effects of nose bluntness, roughness and surface perturbations on the asymmetric flow past slender bodies at large angles of attack." January 1, 1989.
Wahls, RA, Vess, RJ, and Moskovitz, CA. "An experimental investigation of apex fence flaps on delta wings." January 1, 1985.
Moskovitz, C. "The Laboratory Report as a Rhetorical Act (plenary talk)." 2015 Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year. July 22, 2015 - July 24, 2015. College Park, MD.
Moskovitz, C. "Self-Plagiarism, Text Recycling, and Science Education." BioScience 66.1 (January 1, 2016): 5-6. Full Text
Moskovitz, C. "Plagiarism or text recycling? It depends on the context." OUPblog (December 24, 2015). (Blog)
Moskovitz, C, and Kellogg, D. "Lab Course Goals: Science or Writing? Response." SCIENCE 333.6042 (July 29, 2011): 524-524.
Moskovitz, C, and Kellogg, D. "Inquiry-based writing in the laboratory course (vol 332, pg 922, 2011)." SCIENCE 333.6039 (July 8, 2011): 158-158.
Moskovitz, C. "Reader Experts Help Students Bring the Write Stuff." The Chronicle of Higher Education (May 2011).