I’ve had conferences like mad this week, trying to make sure that my students have got clarity on their first research paper.
Several people turned this “paper” into a paragraph-form annotated bibliography. They had their introduction and then introduced their sources in alphabetical order (with no regard for topic) and spent a paragraph on each.
It never occurred to me to tell them they should not do that.
Has anyone else had students do this?
Or am I just uniquely gifted with students who can figure out weird and crazy ways to do the paper wrong?