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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.
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.
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.
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.
Love it or hate it, composition professors report seeing an uptick in students' intentional use of single quotation marks outside their traditional context.
National study examines the nature of assignments -- and finds many of them lacking in creativity.
Writing professors issue warning about plagiarism detection software.
Prominent writing instructor challenges a much-discussed study that found machines can grade student writing about as well as humans.
Was Oakland U. right to suspend a student after he revealed in his class writing journal that he finds his instructor attractive?
“Correct writing is no one’s mother tongue.”
Imagine your starfish hands reaching
For ocean floors, tapping attention alive
You discover and reveal yourself in sentences
That only perpetual error can provide
It’s not the unknown that tugs you down
But what you don’t know you don’t know
That swallows your bright ocean whole
With learning lost in mad saliva tides
Swimming out in a line pulls you in deeper
Good or bad, you are twisted into it
Like a diving weight failing release
Leaving you in bubbles of a last breath
Unknown gills hide themselves in adult lungs
I knew all this when I was born;
Now, always, and never
Have I been so glad to be wrong
Will Hochman is professor of English at Southern Connecticut State University.
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