Reflections on teaching academic writing in the AI age: Op-Ed


In an age of artificial intelligence (AI), the process of academic writing has changed, writes Andrew Moore (St. Thomas University) for Times Higher Education. Increasingly, students can dictate their draft ideas into AI writing assistants like ChatGPT, which then translates these loose thoughts into intelligible prose. Moore argues that postsecondary instructors should reassess their pedagogies and suggests that writing courses could emphasize proofreading processes more to help students meaningfully work alongside AI. The author also proposes that writing assignments should be updated to reflect the ongoing reality. Moore concludes that the AI age presents challenges, but also opportunities for teachers to “recommit to developing excellence, originality, and even style in student writing.”

Times Higher Education