Hi! H-I-G-H. I am a middle-aged teacher living most of my waking hours among young adults. After an appendectomy with some complications, I am floating in a thin atmosphere of pain and morphine. But I just had a visitor, and now, as many artists in fugue are wont to do, Iâ€™d like to philosophize about her.
A lot has changed in the last 25 years.Â Â In 1976, Richard Ohmann reviewed 14 textbooks typical of those used for teaching freshman composition (as referenced in Lester Faigleyâ€™sÂ Fragments of Rationality: Postmodernity and the Subject of Composition).Â Â Â Ohmann found these textbooks instructed students exclusively on writing skills and techniques to the exclusion of any analysis of culture.Â Â He […]