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The Fanfiction Take That Enraged the Internet. Fanfiction: we read it, we write it, we share it, and we love it.
But like most things online, it is often subject to the most brutal of hot takes engineered to incite a passionate response. This was the case with a now viral Twitter thread from author R.S. Benedict, who decided that this was the week to burn fanfiction to the ground. In a lengthy thread, Benedict wrote “it’s incredibly bleak how many contemporary aspiring writers cut their teeth on fanfiction, a form that actively teaches you to write worse.”
She goes on to write, “controversial take: low-effort formulaic lowest-common-denominator writing is bad actually.” Untitled. Critical thinking skills truly matter in learning.
Why? Because they are life skills we use every day of our lives. Everything from our work to our recreational pursuits, and all that’s in between, employs these unique and valuable abilities.
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