Academic Questions


December 14, 2020

John Leo: Principle and Prescience

Maureen Mullarkey

Through his innumerable articles and several books over the past half century, social critic and columnist John Leo has maintained a fierce commitment to “getting the truth out” and firing......

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July 2, 2020

How to Respond to Obscure Writing

C.E. Larson

Academic writing can be a tough slog even when done well. But there is no reason for it to be as obscure as it often is, especially if the humanities adopted the refereeing conventions of mathematics.

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November 27, 2018

Appreciating Tom Wolfe (1930-2018)

Carol Iannone

In remembrance of the man who critiqued a century.

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September 13, 2013

The Fall 2013 Issue of Academic Questions Is Out

Tessa Carter

The fall 2013 issue of AQ features "critical thoughts in critical times."

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August 28, 2013

English Compositionism as Fraud and Failure

Jeffrey Zorn

English composition departments often neglect to teach English composition itself.

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May 29, 2012

Leaving the Land of Digital Natives

Camilo Jiménez

Journalist and editor Camilo Jimenéz explains that he resigned from teaching because the vast majority of his privileged, private school-educated students could not compose a single error-free pa......

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July 1, 2009

Acres of Rhinestones: Temple Betrays Its Heritage

Stephen Zelnick

This article by Stephen Zelnick recounting Temple University's departure from the Great Conversation appeared in the "Case Studies in Academic Malady" issue of Academic Questions (vol. 22,......

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