Cary Moskovitz
  • Cary Moskovitz

  • Associate Professor of the Practice in the Thompson Writing Program
  • 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

    • Ph.D., North Carolina State University 1989
    • M.S., North Carolina State University 1987
    • B.S., North Carolina State University 1985
  • Professional Activities

    • Presentation
      • Text Recycling or “Self-Plagiarism” in Scientific Discourse. Blommer Science Library, the Georgetown University Writing Program, and the Office of Scholarly Publications. October 2016
      • Text recycling in STEM research writing: Reasonable reuse or self-plagiarism?. University Writing Program. October 2016
      • Text recycling and self-plagiarism in scientific research writing. Department seminar series. Dept of Crop and Soil Sciences. September 2016
      • Text Recycling or 'Self-Plagiarism' in Scientific Discourse. Brown Bag Lunch Series . Campus Writing and Speaking Program. April 2016
      • The Laboratory Report as a Rhetorical Act. 2015 Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year. American Association of Physics Teachers. July 22, 2015 - July 24, 2015
      • Sustainable and Engaging Approaches to Providing Feedback on Student Writing. Virginia Wesleyan College. January 2015 - January 2015
      • Preventing Plagiarism in Online Courses. November 11, 2013
      • Why you should use wikis for student writing assignments. March 18, 2013
      • Audio Feedback for Student Writing. February 25, 2013
      • “Teaching Writing in the Sciences, Engineering, and Mathematics,”. February 1, 2011
      • “Working Productively with Student Writing.”. October 1, 2009
      • “The Duke Reader Project: Bringing student writers together with Duke community readers.”. April 1, 2009
      • Haverford Writing Symposium (invited panelist). April 1, 2009
      • “Designing Writing Assignments for Engineering Courses”. April 1, 2009
      • “The Duke Reader Project: Pairing Student Writers with Alumni Readers”. March 1, 2009
      • Responding Efficiently and Effectively to Student Writing. February 1, 2009
      • Thinking beyond the ‘Lab Report’: Undergraduate Lab Courses as Productive Sites for Student Writing. September 1, 2008
      • “High-Tech WAC?: The use (and misuse) of Calibrated Peer Review as a Writing-to-Learn and Learning-to-Write Tool”. May 1, 2008
      • Designing Writing Assignments for Health Science Courses.. May 1, 2008
      • “Putting Student Writing to Work: The Academic Writing Class as a Research Collective.”. April 1, 2008
      • Supporting Student Writers in Undergraduate Research Environments. February 1, 2008
    • Service to the Profession
      • reviewer. July 16, 2014
      • Reviewer : External Program Review. May 28, 2014
      • Proposal Reviewer : International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference. December 17, 2013
      • Reviewer : review of journal article. April 2013
      • book proposal review. February 2013
      • proposal reviewer : International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference. February 1, 2012
      • convener, chair and co-presenter : Pre-conference workshop, Conference on College Composition and Communication. February 1, 2012
      • reviewer : NSF grant review panel. April 4, 2011
  • Selected Publications

    • Other Article
    • Academic Article
    • Conference Paper
    • Review
    • Book
  • Selected Grants

    • Professional Readers for STEM Student Writers 2011 - 2014