Writing is messy and complex.

http://englishcompanion.ning.com/video/rethinking-rubrics

The point of this succinct video is to explain why rubrics are NOT always the best way to score and grade essays, but in the process of making that point, Maja sums up my basic philosophy of writing.  It’s messy.  It’s complex.  Really good, creative, interesting writing will throw a rubric into chaos because it won’t fit the formula of “good” writing.

Woo hoo!  Throw out the rubrics!  Let’s rebel and write weirdly fantastic stuff.  (Just not on your SAT exam…)

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