Friday, December 24, 2010

Favorite comments of '10: Niels Henrik Abel on writing

(How to turn off left-brainers from writing)


Niels Henrik Abel

I'd be happy if students could possibly learn to write a short essay in which they took a position on a topic and supported their position with rational arguments. (Ban all sentences that include the phrase "I feel that..."!! Who cares how you feel? Tell me what you think.)

As an added bonus, how about teaching students to use complete sentences with proper punctuation and spelling? Not using run-on sentences is nice, too.

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