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UH professors split: ban laptops or include them?


Izabela Uscinski's students hear an unusual message in their first-ever college writing classes: Open up your laptops, and let's all work together. 

The University of Houston visiting assistant professor requires students to drop drafts of their papers in a shared Google folder, where they type notes on each other's writing styles and arguments for one another to see. Uscinski watches the conversation unfold, commenting on student feedback and giving pointers of her own.

It's a far cry from traditional peer editing techniques, when students swap papers and scribble notes in the margins. 

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