Teaching to the Text Message

ANDY SELSBERG – Learning to write concisely is a valuable skill, and more in tune with the world’s conversation.

I’VE been teaching college freshmen to write the five-paragraph essay and its bully of a cousin, the research paper, for years. But these forms invite font-size manipulation, plagiarism and clichés. We need to set our sights not lower, but shorter.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/20/opinion/20selsberg.html?ref=opinion

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March 20th, 2011

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