> The Things You Can Read: What Message Does this Send?

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

What Message Does this Send?

Yes please review, review, review
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As a teacher, I strive hard to send the right message to my students.  I don't know what to make of the recent New York Times Article entitled The Best Book Reviews Money Can Buy.  I have to say, it is very disconcerting. I spend my days in the classroom telling students to do their own work because it matters, and then I read The Best Book Reviews Money Can Buy, and disheartened does not quite capture how I feel.    It is no wonder that students think they can purchase research papers, if they see adults paying for reviews.  I'd love to know what others think about this article.  Post your comments.  

Happy Reading,
The Things You Can Read

1 comment:

  1. Hi Cynthia, I like your blog. I hadn't heard about that article from the NY Times? I never realized people charged for giving reviews. I think that definitely makes it harder on the consumer to know if the review he or she is reading is a truly honest one. Not to mention false hype of the product when it may not be as good as proclaimed. Good post. I am following you..and if you like feel free to stop by mine. http://lifeasabookaddict.blogspot.com . Thanks :)


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