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Why They Can't Write | Johns Hopkins University Press Books
"There seems to be widespread agreement that—when it comes to the writing skills of college students—we are in the midst of a crisis. In Why They Can't Write, John Warner, who taught writing at the college level for two decades, argues that the problem isn't caused by a lack of rigor, or smartphones, or some generational character defect. Instead, he asserts, we're teaching writing wrong. Warner blames this on decades of educational reform rooted in standardization, assessments, and accountability. We have done no more, Warner argues, than conditioned students to perform "writing-related simulations," which pass temporary muster but do little to help students develop their writing abilities. This style of teaching has made students passive and disengaged. Worse yet, it hasn't prepared them for writing in the college classroom. Rather than making choices and thinking critically, as writers must, undergraduates simply follow the rules—such as the five-paragraph essay—designed to help them pass these high-stakes assessments. In Why They Can't Write, Warner has crafted both a diagnosis for what ails us and a blueprint for fixing a broken system. Combining current knowledge of what works in teaching and learning with the most enduring philosophies of classical education, this book challenges readers to develop the skills, attitudes, knowledge, and habits of mind of strong writers."
book  publisher  academia  education  university  writing 
may 2019 by tsuomela
Kanilea Pen Co.
Beautiful design but expensive fountain pens.
shopping  writing  pens 
december 2016 by tsuomela
Marp - Markdown Presentation Writer
"Marp is the simplest presentation writer with Markdown. Create slides with Markdown Cross-platform Live preview with 3 modes Theme supports (Default & Gaia theme) Supports rendering emoji, math, and background image. Export slides as PDF! Marp is powered by Electron."
markdown  slideshow  presentation  writing 
november 2016 by tsuomela
Council for the Advancement of Science Writing | Council for the Advancement of Science Writing
"The Council for the Advancement of Science Writing is committed to improving the quality and quantity of science news reaching the public. Directed and advised by distinguished journalists and scientists, CASW develops and funds programs that encourage accurate and informative writing about developments in science, technology, medicine and the environment."
professional-association  science  writing  public-understanding  communication  sts 
september 2016 by tsuomela
Overleaf: Real-time Collaborative Writing and Publishing Tools with Integrated PDF Preview
"Overleaf is an online LaTeX and Rich Text collaborative writing and publishing tool that makes the whole process of writing, editing and publishing scientific documents much quicker and easier."
writing  latex  online  tool  collaboration 
may 2016 by tsuomela
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