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Should Academics Talk to Katie Couric? - The Chronicle
Once more into the breech of consumption. Don't make me think! "Academic writing has the benefit of scholarly rigor, full documentation, and original thinking. But the transmission of our ideas is routinely hampered — understandably, given academe’s publication, evaluation, and tenure conditions — by a great deal of peer-oriented jargon."
rhetoric  academicwriting  scholarship2.0 
march 2016 by mcmorgan
Coming Down From the Clouds: On Academic Writing - The Chronicle
A defense rather than an apologia for scholarly writing. We're not writing for The General Public. We're writing on the edge of knowledge - and that requires some effort. "Yes, some academic writing is more abstruse than it needs to be. No doubt, scholarship should not be hidden behind expensive paywalls. And, yes, academics, like all people, are shaped by the conditions of their employment. ... But the story is more complicated." "there is a risk when we mistakenly assume that public and scholarly writing are the same thing — that one is good and clear and the other is needlessly complex."
scholarship2.0  composition  academia2.0  academicwriting 
march 2016 by mcmorgan
Studies Explore Whether the Internet Makes Students Better Writers - The Chronicle
Overview of recent studies and commentary on affects and position of online and extra-curricular writing. Ranges from "stylistically impoverished," to Yancey: "If we don't invite students to figure out the lessons they've learned from that writing outside of school and bring those inside of school, what will happen is only the very bright students" will do it themselves, Ms. Yancey says. "It's the rest of the population that we're worried about."
writing  blogging  literacy  academicwriting  scholarship2.0  PLE  MOOC 
december 2010 by mcmorgan

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