Learning about America From Americans Living Abroad

this is a course website for students in English 367.01C at ohio state university, autumn 2004. the creator of the site is the teacher--bob eckhart. this is how i am communicating with my class and how they can communciate with each other.

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I am a teacher at OSU and most of my blogs are intended for my students...for me to post information to them and for them to share information with their classmates.

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

writing tip #1

some of you may have overheard me and some of your classmates talking about the word "sic" which is used after a quotation when the person you are quoting has spelled a word wrong or used an incorrect fact. this is the way that you, the writer, acknowledge to the reader that you recognize the mistakte.

here is the definition from dictionary.com:


( P ) Pronunciation Key (sk)adv.

Thus; so. Used to indicate that a quoted passage, especially one containing an error or unconventional spelling, has been retained in its original form or written intentionally.


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