I decided to find out, and asked to see the lesson plans of the 104 sections. I read them and found that only four emphasized training in the craft of writing. Although the other 100 sections fulfilled the composition requirement, instruction in composition was not their focus. Instead, the students spent much of their time discussing novels, movies, TV shows and essays on a variety of hot-button issues — racism, sexism, immigration, globalization. These artifacts and topics are surely worthy of serious study, but they should have received it in courses that bore their name, if only as a matter of truth-in-advertising.
Project: A relational databaseaddressing the clinical and economic consequences of strategies for the earlydetection of prostate cancer.
1983 American Urologic Association, South Central Section, Essay Contest, First prize,Clinical Research
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