Teaching Students to Write

Most college composition courses teach students “next to nothing,” writes Troy Camplin in his Pope Center piece.

The problem is that most students have great deficits in their understanding of English thanks to their K-12 years, and the small amount of time college profs have to cover the fundamentals of grammar is not nearly enough. Many people in the business world lament that the ability to write decently is a skill that is badly lacking among college graduates. This piece helps explain why.

I also give Camplin three cheers for his advocacy of putting logic into the college curriculum.

George Leef — George Leef is the director of research for the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy. He holds a B.A. from Carroll College (Waukesha, Wis.) and a J.D. from ...

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