Student Perceptions of Social Trauma: The Judicial System

This blog post clearly illustrates the dangers of brainstorming via public venue.  My assertions below aren’t very coherent and they aren’t supported through outside sources.  But writing this indicates a couple questions I need ask/address as I continue my research: Is there a relationship between the individual experience of trauma and the ability to perceive/understand the traumatic experiences…

“Prepatory” writing and expression

Sarah Allen writes that “the academy has become obsessed with argument…other forms of writing have been demoted to ‘preparatory’ work – their unique strengths diminished in the face of the rigors of argument” (3).  She feels that students have been inculcated into a culture of argument that has some pretty twisted effects, though it’s unclear…