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Re: Is freshman comp really a chore?

It’s only made worse by the lame assignments many comp instructors assign (or are forced to assign): 1. A turning point in my life! (Get ready for five hundred essays about, “The time I got drunk? And almost had a wreck? And now I realize how precious life is?” or 2. My personal hero! (Get ready for another five hundred essays about, “My mother is my hero! Because she’s always…

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Games and Status

There are still people who think disposing of the trash in a regular, professional and safe manner is more important than writing deep and penetrating pieces of literature – which nobody reads anyway. They admire carpenters who can build good houses to live in, gardeners who can make trees and flowers grow, farmers who can deliver good produce, primary school teachers who manage to teach and inspire. And so do…