I am teaching my department's capstone course, in which students are required to write a research paper. I am currently reading their second drafts, and I am just amazed at how poorly they are written. There's hardly a square inch in their papers that isn't covered in red. (I mean because I wrote many comments on them using red ink.) These are some of our best students. It's frustrating, in part because it indicates that we as a department are clearly not succeeding in teaching them the writing skills they need. We really need to do better.
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4/8/13 at 8:04pm