When Writing Teachers Read NY Times Op-Eds

I have told students for 10 years.

I have witnessed its verity for 15 years.

I have practiced it for 20 years. Or tried to.

Strong, clear writing indicates strong, clear thinking.

Sputtering, erroneous, ranty writing—especially from one who for several decades has made a fat living with his writing—indicates sputtering, erroneous, ranty thinking.

I believe Dylan Farrow anyway. But from a purely rhetorical perspective, she wins.

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2 thoughts on “When Writing Teachers Read NY Times Op-Eds

  1. Inder says:

    Ugh. My disgusted impression exactly. But I am desperately trying to stay away. But yes.

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