English Studies Call for Creativity
Byline: Peter Romba
"How are your writing skills?"
The red ink glows on the small photocopied news clipping. A few Marmion Academy cadets stop to read it: a news report says that high school students are weak with words.
Most Marmion students seemed to exhibit a minimal reaction to the news. The rigors of the Marmion English program have given them much confidence in their abilities as writers.
Richard Holinger, the instructor of the English III course, is fervent in his beliefs about the importance of writing.
"We are making an effort to write across the curriculum," he said. "In my classes I try to teach how this process works. We make an effort to include speech with the creative writing (as well)."
The members of the English Department agree that …
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Publication information: Article title: English Studies Call for Creativity. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL). Publication date: November 27, 1999. Page number: 4. © 2009 Paddock Publications. COPYRIGHT 1999 Gale Group.
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