Comparing Punishment And Reward

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Writing: Punishment and Skill or Reward and Art Is writing a form of punishment and skill or a reward and form of art? The thought of this question proposes the following summaries of two essays contained in “Essays on Writing,” by Lizbeth A. Bryant and Heather M. Clark. (Bryant & Clark, 2009) By comparing the essays of Roy Peter Clark and Stanley Aronowitz I hope to convey that writing should be viewed as an artful reward to the picturesque words conveyed to our readers, not as a punishment to the assimilated skill that we are predisposed to in our education system. In Roy Peter Clark’s essay, “I Won’t Use Writing as Punishment, I Won’t…,” he proposes to eradicate the predisposed thought that writing is penalty for doing something wrong.
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