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On Sirc, Reaching for the Serial and the Pithy

For today’s Expository Writing class we read Sirc’s 2010 essay “Serial Composition,” which asks why writing instruction has remained tied to the same form for the past 150 years. Sirc imagines whether writing instruction could have followed architecture, painting, sculpture, … Continue reading

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CUNY and salvaging the “doomed project”

And just like that pedagogic expertise is crushed by economic and political efficiency. At CUNY Queensborough the administration has sought to reduce composition to a 3 hour course, instead of its traditional 4. The faculty refused, on the grounds that … Continue reading

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