Wednesday, April 1, 2009

We don't write good

What is it with writing skills? Why do I have the same problem every year with juniors and seniors? Of course, it's not everyone, but it is way more than it should be.

Technology has impacted us as professors in so many profound ways. It's a wonderful tool, but it is one of my biggest struggles. In teaching sports marketing, we talk about the impact of social networking sites, and their undeniable place in our profession. But what do they teach us to do? Take short cuts, abbreviate and write in incomplete sentences a means to be concise.

And the fall out is that it spills over into ALL writing. And students are dumbfounded when I hand a paper back and tell them to rewrite it.

What to do?

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