In a recent Chronicle of Higher Education interview with Coleman, she unpacks her reasons and methods for using Trump in the classroom. She also dives into the root of plagiarism, the difficulty of the concept, and how she tackles it on multiple levels:
"For me, and I teach freshman composition, it’s trying to unteach the systematic five-paragraph essay, the thoughtless writing, the 'just put 500 words on the page and get it done.' So I’m trying to shift them from 'Oh, I have to write something' to 'Oh, I’m participating in a conversation and I have something I want to say.' If I can get them on the team of 'I want to have thoughtful conversations,' then it automatically fixes the other stuff. I try to shift them into a different goal."