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|Posted By: Jerry Kolwinska on September 17, 2003|
|Perhaps we are dealing wtih a generational issue. The fact remains that quality writing should always be our goal as teachers. I'm standing in front of a new crop of freshmen this semester who need to learn that the informal language they use with their peers is not acceptable in the broader context of the college and community. Cute phrases and trendy cliches may make points with peers, but they will not make an impression on graduate admissions officers or future employers.|
College students need to learn that there is a line between informal conversation and scholarly discourse. Our task is to show them where that line is and to help them make the transition to that higher level.