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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May 19, 2015
National group of campus writing programs kicks a poet off a committee because of Twitter project that some view as racist but others view as artistic expression.
April 14, 2015
New book by longtime composition instructor seeks to use real-world sentences to change the way students think about grammar.
March 23, 2015
Adjunct writing instructors argue that current activism focuses too much on what adjuncts lack, rather than what they bring to the composition classroom.
March 20, 2015
Writing instructors at Conference on College Composition and Communication talk about teaching about racism and white privilege -- and the political and career risks they face for doing so.
January 23, 2015
Arizona State, facing criticism, agrees to pay more to some composition instructors assigned extra sections. But the university refuses to back down on courseloads that violate disciplinary standards.
December 16, 2014
Arizona State tells non-tenure-track English instructors to shift from 4-4 to 5-5 course load, without increase in compensation and in violation of professional codes on how many writing students one can effectively teach.
October 24, 2014
Love it or hate it, composition professors report seeing an uptick in students' intentional use of single quotation marks outside their traditional context. 
August 21, 2014
National study examines the nature of assignments -- and finds many of them lacking in creativity.
June 6, 2014
A Vermont college's new curricular venture enables students to self-publish books -- a project officials hope will aid a largely first-generation student body and give humanities students a "deliverable" for the future.
May 9, 2014
An upstart Vermont fine arts college saves a beloved writing program from death at the University of Southern California. 

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