Writers are not challenged to be bolder or to write

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(Nehring 4). Writers are not challenged to be bolder or to write more controversial articles or posts. Nehring belongs in the agree category because she focuses her article on the claim that modern writing has taken a very boring turn. Denis Dutton, the author of “Language Crimes: A Lesson in How Not to Write, Courtesy of the Professoriate” also agrees claiming that if you “Pick up an academic book, and there’s no reason to expect the writing to be graceful or elegant” (Duttton 1). Both articles describe how much academic writing and writing in general lacks enthusiasm. Dutton, Denis. "Artistic Crimes: The Problem Of Forgery In The Arts." The British Journal of Aesthetics Brit J Aesthetics 19.4 (1979): 302-14. Web Denis Dutton, an American philosopher and media activist, wrote an article titled “Language Crimes: A Lesson in How not to Write, Courtesy of the Professoriate” claims that the academic writing has seen an epic decline in the elegance and grace of how interesting it is. He claims that he has “come to know many lucid and lively academic writers. But for every superb stylist there are a hundred whose writing is no better than adequate-or just plain awful” (Dutton 1). He rants about how much academic writing has become incredibly boring but somehow maintains significance. He compares writing to art saying “the pretentiousness of the worst
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  • Spring '07
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  • Writing, Writer, Denis Dutton

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