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Why Johnny Cant, Like, Write Susan McCloskey

Why Johnny Cant, Like, Write

Susan McCloskey

Published October 1st 2000
ISBN : 9781577240495
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Dr. McCloskey identifies the reasons why the principles of good writing and English grammar strike so many students as foreign or, worse yet, irrelevant. Contributing factors include misguided pedagogic orthodoxies such as whole language readingMoreDr. McCloskey identifies the reasons why the principles of good writing and English grammar strike so many students as foreign or, worse yet, irrelevant. Contributing factors include misguided pedagogic orthodoxies such as whole language reading and writing instruction- egalitarian emphasis on praise without regard for a students actual achievements- relativist Dr claims that grammar is unfair to the grammatically illiterate- and rigid formulaic high school writing assignments.Author Biography: For 14 years Susan McCloskey was a Professor of English Literature at Vassar College. She has published articles on Shakespeare and other Elizabethan dramatists. Currently, she is president of McCloskey Writing Consultants, offering seminars, writing instruction, and editorial advice to corporations and law firms.