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Understanding What the Act of Writing Really Is Among Students

Beyond School

Institutional schooling has perverted the understanding of far too many students of what the act of writing is — and the word “Act” is key: Writing is performance. This makes writers performers.

Performers know they have an unspoken but powerful contract with their audience: I must respect the time you’ve given to my performance. If they break this contract, the audience has ways of letting them know: no return visit. Boos. Bad reviews. Tomatoes flung at the time-waster on the stage

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