NEW POST AT COLLEGE COMPOSITION WEEKLY: CRITIQUE OF ARGUMENTATIVE WRITING IN SCHOOL AND COLLEGE, RTE AUGUST 2015

Todd DeStigter of the University of Chicago critiques the emphasis on argumentative writing in schools and college, examining three widespread assumptions: that learning to write good arguments will develop thinking skills, prepare for good democratic citizenship, and enhance students’ potential for sociocultural mobility. Valorizing rational argument, DeStigter argues, closes off many legitimate and often more effective forms of personal and political action.College Composition Weekly Banner

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