Re: The Main Problem
Thu, 26 Oct 1995 16:12:13 -0500

I think the only way I'd agree with Houston (and Elbow) that writing is only
graded in school is if grading is defined quite narrowly--a "B+, good job"
kind of definition. But all my working adult students come to class
highly motivated precisely _because_ their writing gets graded, in the
sense that their proposal gets accepted or rejected, their memo gets the
response intended, their staff understand and follow a new policy description,

(Sorry to use that whole line for just an "etc.", an expression I never
type without remembering my teacher who first suggested that it stands for
"Every Thought Collapsed")
--Linda Stine