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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June 19, 2017
Essay argues the age of big data is the time for professors to reconsider their reliance on the anti-plagiarism business.
May 8, 2017
Such a class can provide a model for constructive, fact-based public discourse and stand as a model of principled resistance in a “fake news” era, argues John Duffy.
January 3, 2017
Damaging stereotypes about writing and creativity continue to reinforce troubling dichotomies about the nature of creativity, writes Cydney Alexis.
October 31, 2016
If you struggle with writing, you shouldn't think the problem rests solely with you, says Jennifer Ahern-Dodson.
January 21, 2016
Turnitin, seeking to expand beyond plagiarism detection, launches a tool to help students improve their writing as they write. Many writing instructors continue to be skeptical of the company's products.
January 8, 2016
The more we understand procrastination and think it through with our students, write Steven J. Corbett and Michelle LaFrance, the more we can help them build lifelong habits that allow them to be successful.
October 20, 2015
The National Census of Writing, a survey of 900 colleges and universities, releases results on the state of writing centers, programs and the people behind them.
September 8, 2015
Will Hochman's poem marks the start of a new academic year.
September 3, 2015
Brian Goedde explains how he came to embrace online learning for a form of teaching known for its in-person experience.
August 26, 2015
Essay defending association is denounced as belittling diversity concerns and promoting stereotypes.

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