Abstract

Abstract:

This article analyzes ideologies underpinning argument-based writing assignments and considers how they may contribute to a current climate of polarization. The authors suggest that the argument-based essay may be what Kenneth Burke called an unquestioned and habituated “cow path” and conclude by considering how students may benefit from a deeper engagement with explanatory ways of knowing, writing, and relating to each other.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1533-6255
Print ISSN
1531-4200
Pages
pp. 21-34
Launched on MUSE
2020-01-14
Open Access
No
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