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An Assignment that Works Surprisingly Well

In today’s Pope Center piece, Troy Camplin explains the benefits of giving students a seemingly outmoded writing assignment — composing a sonnet. Writing a sonnet makes students do something that many of them are not accustomed to doing, namely paying close attention to the use of words.

George Leef is the the director of editorial content at the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal.

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