University of Mississippi

Lazy Virtues

by Robert E. Cummings
Focusing largely on the controversial website Wikipedia, the author of Lazy Virtues: Teaching Writing in the Age of Wikipedia explores the challenges confronting teachers of college writing in the increasingly electronic and networked writing environments their students use every day. Rather than praising or condemning that site for its role as an encyclopedia, Cummings instead sees it as a site for online collaboration between writers and a way to garner audience for student writing.