“The axiom . . . is that we aim to make better writers, not necessarily— or immediately— better texts” (North 1984, 441).
Stephen North’s oft-cited line from his article “The Idea of a Writing Center” has become its own threshold concept:
Adler-Kassner, Linda, and Elizabeth Wardle. Naming What We Know, edited by Linda Adler-Kassner, and Elizabeth Wardle, Utah State University Press, 2015.