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In Time Of Low Literacy, Writing Scores, Revived Support For Grammar Instruction

| Jackie Mader | Posted 11.26.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. With American schools focused on raising reading and math scores to mee...

Can Creative Writing Be Taught? Therapy For The Disaffected Masses

Anis Shivani | Posted 03.11.2012 | Books
Anis Shivani

Creative writing is a subset of therapy, with the same essential modalities -- except, like everything else in our culture, it comes in a stripped, dumbed down version that partakes little of the rigors of psychotherapy.

New Rules For Writers: Ignore Publicity, Shun Crowds, Refuse Recognition And More

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

Why take part in the game at all? Who has ever come out of it alive, able to set up tent and build followers on the other side?

Can Writing Be Taught?

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

Behind McGurl's fancy charts and diagrams is the simplistic idea that because the program era exists, it does so because it serves a useful function.

Voice in Fiction: A Favorite MFA/Writing Program Shibboleth

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

I hope I never see the day when I've found my voice. How is it possible to ever find your voice? Voice is mystical. It puts the writer on a pedestal. No writer worth his salt ought to want that.