When:
Tuesday, Dec 09, 2014 5:00p -
6:15p

Where:
Harvard University, Farkas Hall
10-12 Holyoke St
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Admission:
FREE

Categories:
Lectures & Conferences, University

Event website:
http://hilt.harvard.edu/masteringstyle

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.


Featuring:


Steven Pinker
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:


Jill Abramson
Visiting Lecturer, Department of English, Harvard University
Former Executive Editor, The New York Times


Moderated by:


Samuel Moulton
Director of Educational Research and Assessment, Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching


Free and open to the public.


Co-sponsored by the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching and The Harvard Writers at Work Lecture Series.

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