Yes, but is that "writing"?

I started to wonder about the extent to which these activities are really appropriate for something like a first year writing class, or *any* class that has the label "writing" in it…. I don't know if we should be doing it, especially in a class …that helps provide students with some fundamental skills in dealing with the written word ….we are teaching a lot of students to be really "visually sophisticated" but who still can't write decent paragraphs and sentences and (God forbid!) "essays."

- Steven Krause, Eastern Michigan University,
posted to techrhet, May 2003
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