Category Archive: composition

The Judgment of Writing

For the CUNY Assessment Test in Writing (CATW) a scoring rubric breaks analysis of student writings (responding to prompts that include short texts) into five categories. These are: Critical Response to the Writing… Continue reading

Why Take Composition Courses?

The brouhaha about automated grading of essay exams came to mind the other day when I was asked, as an English teacher, to comment on whether or not a student might be able… Continue reading

The Great Space Debate

Two spaces after a period, or one? Is that the question?Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to sufferThe slings and arrows of outraged typographers,Or to delete spaces against our typing traditions,And by opposing… Continue reading