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Professors Neglect an Important Skill


In today’s Pope Center piece, Professor Jeff Anderson of Illinois Valley Community College discusses the shameful neglect by most professors of students’ writing. We hear all the time about how colleges and universities supposedly do so much to give people the “higher” skills that the economy is said to demand. A good reason to be skeptical about that is the fact that many college graduates still write very poorly.

“Higher skills?” How about making sure they have grade-school skills?


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