Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Fish, Stanley. "What Should Colleges Teach? Part 3." THINK AGAIN BLOG. NEW YORK TIMES September 7, 2009.

I write a third column on the teaching of writing in colleges and universities because three important questions posed by a large number of posters remain unanswered: (1) Isn’t the mastery of forms something that should be taught in high school or earlier? (2) Isn’t extensive reading the key to learning how to write? (3) What would a composition course based on the method I urge look like? Questions (1) and (2) can be answered briefly. Question (3) is, as they say, a work in progress. . . . Read the rest here:

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