Patchwriting:A bibliography for composition and rhetoric

Rebecca Moore Howard
The Writing Program
Syracuse University

Please note: I'm increasingly using CiteULike and for my bibliographic work. (On both sites you'll need to click on tags of interest.) Browse what's on this page and then check out CiteULike,, CompPile, and the MLA International Bibliography (requires SU ID) for more. A list of all the static bibliographies that I've put online is here.

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Last updated 16 January 2007

Burchard, Jessica. "Parents dispute penalty for plagiarism." Chillicothe [Ohio] Gazette 16 Mar. 2006.

Cowell, Alan. "Eyebrows Are Raised Over Passages in a Best Seller by Ian McEwan." New York Times 28 Nov. 2006.

"Essay Copying Is 'Self-Teaching.'" BBC News 4 April 2004.

Glmaranto. "Patch Writer's Dee-lite?" Kairosnews 8 July 2004.

Goldfarb, Brian. "The Blame for Plagiarism." The Times [London], 20 Oct. 2006.

Gray, Paul. "The Purloined Letters." Time (26 April 1993): 59-60.

Grossman, Lev. "Ian McEwan Has Nothing to Atone For." Time 28 Nov. 2006.

Hilts, Philip J. "When Does Duplication of Words Become Theft?" New York Times 29 March 1993: A10.

Howard, Rebecca Moore. "A Plagiarism Pentimento." Journal of Teaching Writing 11.3 (Summer 1993): 233-46.

Howard, Rebecca Moore. "Plagiarism: What Should a Teacher Do?" Guiding Students from Cheating and Plagiarism to Honesty and Integrity: Strategies for Success. Ed. Ann Lathrop and Kathleen Foss. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2005. 174.

Howard, Rebecca Moore. "Plagiarisms, Authorships, and the Academic Death Penalty." College English 57.7 (November 1995): 708-36.

Hull, Glynda, and Mike Rose. "Rethinking Remediation: Toward a Social-Cognitive Understanding of Problematic Reading and Writing." Written Communication 6.2 (1989): 139-54.

Joseph, Gerhard. "Charles Dickens, International Copyright, and the Discretionary Silence of Martin Chuzzlewit." The Construction of Authorship: Textual Appropriation in Law and Literature. Ed. Martha Woodmansee and Peter Jaszi. Durham: Duke UP, 1994. 259-70.

Kuhn, Bertha M. "Perspective on Plagiarism." College Composition and Communication 8.4 (Dec. 1957): 251-253.

Lethem, Jonathan. "The Ecstasy of Influence." Harper's Feb. 2007: 59-71.

Maas, David. "Make Your Paraphrasing Plagiarism-Proof with a Coat of E-Prime." et Cetera 59.2 (Summer 2002): 196-205.

Minock, Mary. "Toward a Postmodern Pedagogy of Imitation." JAC: A Journal of Composition Theory 15.3 (Fall 1995): 489-510.

Molnar, Bonnie. "The Last Nine Weeks: Helping Seniors Say Goodbye." English Journal 88.5 (May 1999).

Pecorari, Diane. "Good and Original: Plagiarism and Patchwriting in Academic Second-Language Writing." Journal of Second Language Writing 12 (2003): 317-345.

Perkel, Dan. "Copy and Paste Literacy: Literacy Practices in the Production of a MySpace Profile." August 2006.

"Plagiarism--And How to Avoid It!" Drew University Composition Program. 1998-1999.

Roig, Miguel. "Plagiarism and Paraphrasing Criteria of College and University Professors." Ethics & Behavior 11.3 (July 2001): 307-323.

Roig, Miguel. "When College Students' Attempts at Paraphrasing Become Instances of Plagiarism." Psychological Reports 84 (1999): 973-982.

Thompson, Celia. "'Authority Is Everything': A Study of the Politics of Textual Ownership and Knowledge in the Formation of Student Writer Identities." International Journal for Educational Integrity 1.1 (2005): 12 pp.