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Guilford College Writing Manual

This is the official Guilford College Writing Manual. A collaboration between the English Department and the Hege Library.

Final Thoughts

So there you have it--some powerful reasons to write at Guilford.

Before moving on, though, consider one last reason, arguably the most important of all: writing is exhilarating! It is language's symbol-making property that allows us both to experience the full range of human experience and to transcend it. As Chris Anderson suggests in Style as Argument, our joy and our responsibility as human beings is "to push language to its limits, explore edges of expression, intensify and expand the power of words to reach the sublime and inexplicable." With writing we can all be artists, giving full vent to our creativity, propelling ourselves to thoughts and dreams that have never been thought or dreamed before.

Writing . . . one of the truly great and free human activities!