Like Kevin from “The Office,” I often find myself thinking, “That is SOOO cool!” That was definitely my reaction when I found out about the University of Chicago Writing Program’s Academic-Sentence Generator. It’s an online application that lets you choose from a menu of terms and phrases, and emerge with something like:
“The eroticization of history as such opens a space for the discourse of the gendered body.”
“The reification of post-capitalist hegemony is strictly congruent with the construction of the nation-state.”
Wait a second–I think I had a student turn in a paper with that very sentence!