There is no wrong or right answer

Although I find that I am semi-insulted after reading this article, I can’t help but agree with some of the claims Maguire makes. Concrete examples make it much easier for an idea to be understood and it prevents papers from ending up a wayward mess. However I...

Notes from the Writing Consultant

While re-reading these articles in preparation to write a post for your consideration, I heard a podcast marking the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. It revisited residents of the 9th Ward, the ward that was hardest hit, to see how the ward looked today. One...

A or B. 1 or 2. Why not C or 3?

As a teacher it is easy to get caught up in merely right or wrong. You either got the answer, or you didn’t. There simply is no in-between. No room for another option. No room for a possible second correct answer. And that, to me, is the rut that John Maguire is...

Difficulty Writing? Problem solved!

Writing a paper that a professor would please an English professor to the point of him or her placing a large red A+ on it, is as likely as winning the Mega Millions lottery. Mcguire is absolutely correct when he says “Assigned to write about some idea, students...
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