Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Myth of Laziness

Mel Levine speaks about laziness in the terms of intellectual thinking.  I agree that as a society we have become more lazy in the information we accept, produce and can find room to care about.  This is due to our … Continue reading

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Nugogi Alex Proulx 10-26

When I think of teaching writing I think foremost of teaching students to articulate their thoughts in the most expressive and precise way possible, but this comes from my background as a creative writer. In Creative Writing, grammar and form … Continue reading

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Grammar Inclusion

The formation of a clear and concise paper posses a daunting task for some individuals. More often than not, the use of grammar is identified by students as the principal challenge that often complicates their papers and cause readers to … Continue reading

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Breaking down grammar to build up writing

Noguchi’s essay reminds me of a conversation I had in the car with my boyfriend, where we were discussing grammar. He asked, “Who really remembers specific grammatical terms anyway? I mean seriously, who remembers what a preposition is?” This essay … Continue reading

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“Grammar and the Teaching of Writing” Response

Zach Spiegel             Grammar at its best seems like an alienating combination of rules and exceptions, consisting of esoteric terms such as comma splices, dangling modifiers and the passive voice.  Writing has always been about unhindered self-expression without considering the … Continue reading

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Syntact vs Semantics

Our first instinct, as writers, is to take a red pen to a student’s paper and begin adding commas, crossing out sentences, and correcting spelling.  However, during orientation at the beginning of this semester, we were told that our job … Continue reading

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To Teach? Or Not to Teach?

Kyle Flyer Assignment 3 To Teach or Not To Teach?               People are judged by the way they carry themselves, which includes the way they speak, and first impressions are very important because they can leave lasting impressions. If … Continue reading

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