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Will ChatGPT Kill the Student Essay? | The Atlantic

Stephen Marche
December 6, 2022

Will ChatGPT Kill the Student Essay? | The Atlantic

Stephen Marche
December 6, 2022

Suppose you are a professor of pedagogy, and you assign an essay on learning styles. A student hands in an essay with the following opening paragraph:

The construct of “learning styles” is problematic because it fails to account for the processes through which learning styles are shaped. Some students might develop a particular learning style because they have had particular experiences. Others might develop a particular learning style by trying to accommodate to a learning environment that was not well suited to their learning needs. Ultimately, we need to understand the interactions among learning styles and environmental and personal factors, and how these shape how we learn and the kinds of learning we experience.

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Source: Will ChatGPT Kill the Student Essay? | The Atlantic