Radical Idea: What if we stopped teaching writing?
I have a radical idea. What if we stopped teaching writing and instead focused on the writer? What if we gave our writers the support and guidance they need, but stopped assigning inauthentic writing, working on skills out of context, and focusing on product rather than process?
I know some great writing instructors teach their writing classes in this fashion (I am looking at you NWP teachers) but a number of recent conversations have led me to ask if a “writing class” is the best place to teach writing — especially at the college level.
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