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: http://fish.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/07/what-should-colleges-teach-part-3/.