Have enough aesthetic and literary knowledge to know what you’re up to. You need not be up to a lot, you just need to know how to do what you’re up to. That way, knowledge and intention can meet, and you will produce a complete compositon. — Colin Foote Burch


Putting things together...

“Academic writing still usually gets taught in the first semester or two of undergraduate study. But the ability to write clearly about complex texts and ideas seems to me less a prerequisite for a liberal education than one of its distinctive achievements.” — Joseph Harris, in the preface to the 2012 edition of¬†A Teaching Subject¬†

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