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SGarza: QuestionFromChelsea

Tobin writes that Ken Macrorie "argues for writing freely, for telling truths, and for finding your authentic voice" (3). In all honestly, how is one supposed to compose in such a way when our academic institutions rarely appreciate this kind of writing? We are always expected to write in such a way that pleases our professors so that we might earn an 'A' so that we might feel our education and hard work has been worthwhile. I also ask how would educational institutions meaningfully shift away from emphasis on product to emphasis on process, writing freely and authentic voice when much of the funding for any school and in any field is based on the evaluation (products such as final grades, standardized testing grades, etc). It seems so hopeless...

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