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appropriate

(ă-prō′prē-ăt) [L. appropriatus, made one's own]
1. In psychiatry, pert. to behavior that is suitable and congruent.
2. In medical practice, pert. to care that is expected to yield health benefits that considerably exceed risk.
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What is the material difference between appropriating a text and helping a student to shape a text?
But if I were to do that, then I'd be crossing the line." In one sense, I admire these teachers because I'm not nearly as certain about issues of control--probably because I've struggled with appropriating students' writing, and I've learned that even my own "good judgment" can be misleading.
More than 20 years ago, influential scholars and teachers like Maxine Hairston, Robert Connors, Erika Lindemann, and Andrea Lunsford vigorously attacked current-traditional teachers hell-bent on appropriating students' texts.