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The Pleasure of Producing Good Sentences


Sep 11 2015


2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Forum for Scholars and Publics

011 Old Chemistry Building, Duke's West Campus Quad

The Pleasure of Producing Good Sentences

Scholarly Writing Workshop: The Pleasure of Producing Good Sentences

A Conversation with Aaron Sachs

Academic writers typically evaluate their work at the level of ideas or arguments.  But there is no indication of your thoughts beyond the sentences you use to capture them. What happens when we shift our attention to the careful crafting of each individual sentence? Can there be rhythm and music in scholarly prose?

This workshop is open to all Duke faculty and graduate students. Space is limited. This workshop is sponsored by the TWP Faculty Write Program, PAL, and the  Forum for Scholars and Publics.


Aaron Sachs

Cornell University

Aaron Sachs maintains a focus on nature and culture: he wanders through parks, cemeteries, and wilderness areas, stares at landscape paintings and photographs, and re-reads Thoreau, all in an effort to figure out how ideas about nature have changed over time and how those changes have mattered in the western…...

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