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George D. Gopen  
Professor of Practice Emeritus

Email Address: ggopen@duke.edu

Office Hours:

call 919-384-7175

Education:

Ph.D., Harvard University

J.D., Harvard University

B.A., Brandeis University
Specialties:

Writing
British Literature

Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. GD Gopen. Expectations: Teaching Writing from the Reader’s Perspective. manual. Longman Publishers, Pearson Education Division, 2004.
  2. GD Gopen. A Sense of Structure: Writing From a Reader’s Perspective. manual. Longman Publishers, Pearson Education Division, 2004.
  3. G GOPEN and J SWAN. "THE SCIENCE OF SCIENTIFIC WRITING." AMERICAN SCIENTIST 78.6 (1990): 550-558.  Co-authored with biochemist Judith Swan. Reprinted in Exploring Animal Behavior, eds. Paul W. Sherman and John Alcock (Sunderland, MA: Sinauer Associates, Inc., 1993). Japanese translation: Yosuke Kawachi, A Collection of Geological Sample Sentences: A Guide for Scientific Writing, pp. 293-313 (1994). Spanish translation: "La Cienca de los Escritos Cientificos," tr. Dr. Victor W. Gonzalez Lauck; Publicacion Especial Num. 3; Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales Y Agropecunarias; Campo Experimental Huimanguillo; Cadenas, Tabasco, Mexico (1995). Second Spanish translation: "La Ciencia de la Escritura Cientifica," tr. Jorge R. Talbot, for the June 1996 Conference of the Fundacion de Investigaciones Metabolicas, Buenos Aires, Argentina [Gateway.cgi]
  4. GD Gopen. "Why So Many Bright Students and So Many Dull Papers?: Peer Responded Journals as a Partial Solution to the Problem of Fake Audience."." The WAC journal 16 (2005): 22-48.  An article on the use of peer-responded journals in college courses in any discipline. [pdf]
  5. GD Gopen. "The Music of T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets." Ars Lyrica XIII (Summer, 2003): 29-75.

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