“Professors are ‘in the gist business.’ But a vernacular sound bite, no matter how strategically placed in a text or a lecture, won’t help students parse scholarly discourse. More important, getting students to write about what they know does not necessarily make them more adept at writing about more “traditional” academic subjects.” Glenn C. Altschuler reviews Clueless in Academe: How Schooling Obscures the Life of the Mind by Gerald Graff.
—A Prof Rips Peer for Failing, Even Refusing, to Communicate (Philly Inquirer)
Thanks for yet another good link, Jim. Even though the review is negative, I want to read this book.