Mastering Style: The Learning and Teaching of Writing
Speakers: Steven Pinker, Jill Abramson, moderated by Samuel Moulton
Date: Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 5:00pm to 6:15pm
Location: Farkas Hall, 10-12 Holyoke Street
Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we better learn and teach it?
Steven Pinker is an experimental psychologist and one of the world’s foremost writers on language, mind, and human nature. In his latest book, The Sense of Style, he applies insights from the sciences of language and mind to the challenge of crafting clear, coherent, and stylish prose.
Author, The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century
Johnstone Family Professor, Department of Psychology, Harvard University
With commentary by:
Visiting Lecturer, Department of English, Harvard University
Former Executive Editor, The New York Times
Director of Educational Research and Assessment, Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching
Co-sponsored by the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching and The Harvard Writers at Work Lecture Series.