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Why Are So Many College Grads Poor Writers?

Jeffrey Zorn of Santa Clara University explains why so many college graduates are poor writers in this essay published in Academic Questions, the journal of the National Association of Scholars. Writing has been taken over by the “compositionists.”

Several years ago, the Pope Center published a paper by Nan Miller, who made much the same argument.

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


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