Writing

Writing

An artist's depiction of a brain from above. On the left side of the brain, straight black-and-white lines suggest technology. On the right, curved lines and colors suggest human creativity.
Jan 20, 2023
Human- and machine-generated prose may one day be indistinguishable. But that does not quell academics’ search for an answer to the question “What makes prose human?”

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March 12, 2019
Purdue professors say it is wrong for the university to work with Chegg, whose services they see as helping students cheat.
January 3, 2019
Author discusses his new book about “killing the five-paragraph essay” and other ways schools and colleges could do a better job of teaching writing.
July 31, 2018
Nearly a third of college students haven't completed a major writing assignment in college, but that's OK with them.
March 20, 2018
A professional association of writers that supports hundreds of creative writing departments just fired its executive director of three decades, with no public explanation.
March 2, 2018
Daniel Handler, the children's author known as Lemony Snicket, will no longer speak at Wesleyan commencement, amid furor over his comments about women.
November 17, 2017
Jill Parrott shatters the myth that you either have writing talent or you don’t.
August 7, 2017
The system at too many colleges is stuck in a cycle of insisting that some work is lower value than other work, then using the fact that it abuses the people who do that work as proof of its low value, argues Seth Kahn.
July 27, 2017
Author discusses her new book of writing advice for academics.  
July 10, 2017
University of Michigan adds an automated text-analysis tool to a growing program intended to give more students a chance to learn through writing.
June 28, 2017
Books on social and racial issues get spotlight among freshman reading assignments. This year, one showing up on campus lists focuses on low-income and rural white people, J. D. Vance’s 2016 sociopolitical breakout, Hillbilly Elegy.

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