By Alethea Johnson
May 18, 2012
Anybody can sling mud, write a list of bullet points, or make point/counterpoint statements designed to provoke a reaction. But that kind of babble is best left in the writer's journal as free-writing, brainstorming, or just plain vomiting on the page. What deserves to be submitted for public consumption is a coherent piece of writing that follows strong statements with supporting evidence and information that gives readers insight into the issues. Unsupported accusations are not helpful.
In college, students are frowned upon for turning in that kind of work because professors can see they are just being lazy. Whatever Mr. Guenther has to say about the GOP, he can probably say it better. And I wish he would, even if he has to hire a tutor to help him do it. Because I believe we deserve better from our public educators.
About: "Mother of three adult children who were raised and educated in Ketchikan."
Received May 12, 2012 - Published May 18, 2012
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