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September 8, 2009 - Bill Ackerbauer
Stanley Fish had a short, sweet essay published in the New York Times' op-ed section on Sunday, just in time for the start of school. It caught my attention in part because I have used another of Fish's essays in my writing courses at FMCC, and his topic in this new piece is ... writing courses.
Here's an excerpt:
I would advise students to take a composition course even if they have tested out of it. I have taught many students whose SAT scores exempted them from the writing requirement, but a disheartening number of them couldn’t write and an equal number had never been asked to. They managed to get through high school without learning how to write a clean English sentence, and if you can’t do that you can’t do anything.You can read the whole essay here: The Hunt for a Good Teacher
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