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ERIC Number: EJ844522
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0895-4852
Postmodern Moonshine in English 101
Miller, Nan
Academic Questions, v19 n3 p6-36 Jun 2006
Theorists have usurped English composition. They have banished great literature as the residual oppression of dead white males. They control groups like the NCTE and MLA, which announce that exercises in grammar and the mechanics of writing are "deleterious" for students tantamount to "malpractice." Nan Miller reminds those theorists of the inconvenient fact that their new dispensation has brought with it a plummeting in English skills, as businesses across the country complain about the millions they shell out to teach employees how to construct an intelligible sentence. Of course, she realizes full well that pleasing corporate America or instilling the appreciation for well-crafted prose do not figure highly in the perceived mission of the postmodernist instructors of English 101. (Contains 100 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina