27 sept. 2006

Note to students. If you write beautifully and precisely for me I will love it. You will have 75% of the battle won.

5 comentarios:

Robert dijo...

That would be a "C".

Jonathan dijo...

Probably not. If the writing is beautiful and precise it is likely that there will also be a few good ideas and observations too. Even if the content were at a C level, highly unlikely if the student is such a good writer, the paper might eke out a B+.

Bob dijo...

"Likely"? How could the writing be precise *without* having "a few good ideas and observations"?

Jonathan dijo...

Please excuse my understatement. "Writing that is beautiful and precise will also inevitably contain some insights worthy of note."

Robert dijo...

... and hopefully on the same topic, or at least within the same discipline, that you are teaching. Unless, of course, that discipline is composition itself. Which clearly extends to the comments section of my blog.