Renovating your writing workspace

Forget the conventional desk and chair. One scribe offers makeover ideas for writing stations. Plus, why every teacher is a writing teacher, literary style analysis, and more.

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Writing is thinking made manifest. If students cannot think clearly, they will not write well. So in this respect, writing is tangible evidence of critical thinking—or the lack of it—and is a helpful indicator of how students construct knowledge out of information.

Social media vs. writing (again): The world comprises two kinds of people: those who think social media produces horrible writers (such as those who support WAC, I suspect), and those who think it’s nurturing the greatest generation of writers the world has ever known. Actor/writer B.J. Novak of “The Office” told Mashable he believes it’s the latter. Says Novak, “I think there’s a chance we’ll have a better generation of writers than we’ve ever had because of the social media age.” Do you agree?

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