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ERIC Number: EJ854061
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0895-4852
Baleful Signs
Whitaker, Albert Keith
Academic Questions, v15 n3 p46-52 Jun 2002
The author of more than one article has asserted in these pages that a goal of studying composition is to transcend the natural orality of the untrained intellect. Keith Whitaker hereby turns that around. While he allows the salutary effect of patterning one's prose after the great works of our civilization, he cites Socrates and the Bible to argue that ubiquitous college writing courses do more to stifle thought than to stimulate it. (Contains 33 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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