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College-level writing is self-taught

College-level writing is self-taught, but most college students are passive learners, especially when learning writing. Passive learners will not magically become active in their self-teaching, unless self-teaching is effortless. Granted, the obligatory introductory college writing course is supposed to lay the foundation, but it is only through constant feedback on the student’s writing tendencies that the passive learner might be a worthy self-teacher; worthy, if the learner is active in seeking timely feedback. Timely feedback means shortly before the assignment is due.