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Teaching Writing

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Teaching Writing

Teaching Writing

Teaching Writing

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Commentator and novelist Reynolds Price says writing can indeed by taught — at least to serious college students, who can learn serviceable prose. He adds that some skill at creative writing can be acquired, but superior creative work is the far rarer result of inborn "neural tilt," and early environment.

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