Three columnists and a cartoonist addressed the woes of writing a paper in college and how some components of the process should be changed. 

Ashley Zachery drew a cartoon about professors who give recommendations to students based off of the input they receive from teaching assistants. 

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Charlie Bulman wrote about the overbearing amount of time students have to wait to receive their papers back from professors. 

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Erik Shell wrote about his support for teaching assistants’ grading papers, as professors run on tight schedules. 

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Rob Cobb wrote about his belief that students should write papers to share unique knowledge and experiences — not just to get a good grade.

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