Academic Questions

Writing

English Compositionism as Fraud and Failure

Jeffrey Zorn

English composition departments often neglect to teach English composition itself.

Leaving the Land of Digital Natives

Camilo Jiménez

Journalist and editor Camilo Jimenéz explains that he resigned from teaching because the vast majority of his privileged, private school-educated students could not compose a single error-free paragraph properly summarizing a longer text.

Acres of Rhinestones: Temple Betrays Its Heritage

Stephen Zelnick

This article by Stephen Zelnick recounting Temple University's departure from the Great Conversation appeared in the "Case Studies in Academic Malady" issue of Academic Questions (vol. 22, no. 3).