Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Splash du Jour: Tuesday

By the end of my first semester, I learned that the problem with most student writing is not grammar. You learn the rules early on or you never get them. The real problem was belief.
My eighteen-year-olds never believed that the reader was real, that they themselves were real, that the world's topics were real. That they had to insist as much, in so many words.

-- Richard Powers – in Galatea 2.2, p. 50.

Have a great Tuesday!

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