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Improving Style, Verbal Fluency, and Active Vocabulary – Observations Wanted

Why is American literature, though very correct, so flat in style? Why does such a large gap yawn between our passive and actives vocabularies? Why can we not speak even with the same precision we use in writing? Why do Americans talk so stupid? I think one great contributing factor is that education no longer includes recitation. Upon learning lessons in various subjects, our ancestors used to recite these lessons verbatim in order to receive credit. While problems may have existed with this model, the entire disappearance of recitation probably… Read more Improving Style, Verbal Fluency, and Active Vocabulary – Observations Wanted