Our instinct to rely on logic and academic thought hinders us when considering real-life situations.
Undergraduate Writing Program director Nicole Wallack said she hopes to expand the variety of themed UWriting sections available to include topics in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
The Morningside Review expands online presence and calls for submissions.
University Writing instructor Ilana Manaster on being both a professor and a student.
All Columbia undergraduates have to take them—the required classes that constitute our early years. But do they go on to constitute part of us? This week, four students assess the foundations of our education. Jennifer Fearon examines what it means to re-read classics in Barnard’s First-Year English, Joseph Rozenshtein writes off University Writing, Sarah Ngu suggests it simply needs a few edits, and Neil Fitzpatrick merges the practical and the pedantic in his position on Literature Humanities.
Whether we are strong or weak writers, there is value in learning—or re-learning—the basic structures and conventions of argument, rhetoric, and style.
The sphere of academic writing encompasses much more than the literary sphere of novels and poems, which is what essay-writing is generally confined to in high school.
I sat, an Iliad-literate prep school graduate utterly unprepared for the baffling question professor Zeus had posed for the deliberation of the mere mortals: “Why, then, is Trojan the number-one selling condom brand in the United States?"
To tell Columbia students that they suffer from lack of sleep is like telling a deaf person he cannot hear. We know. Everyone knows.
Jul 24, 3:28pm
University President Lee Bollinger announced on Thursday that Suzanne Goldberg will serve as the special advisor to the president on sexual assault prevention and response. You can read our story... Read More
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