Wednesday, July 6, 2016

We Are What We Write

"Too often in campus meetings, I hear people accuse others, sometimes me, of 'wordsmithing.' I hate that word. The notion that caring about language is somehow different from -- and not as important as -- attending to content confounds me. We are what we write."

Professor Rachel Toor of Eastern Washington University in Spokane, Washington, in The Best Candidates Read the Ad: A Search for a New Provost Proved Many Applicants Fail to Keep Their Readers in Mind, The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 8, 2016, at A28.


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