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October 1, 2019

The Atlantic

What Fan Fiction Teaches That the Classroom Doesn’t

These communities also “allow for a lot of different forms of expertise,” says Rebecca Black, an informatics professor at the University of California at Irvine who has studied fan fiction. “Even if you aren’t the best writer, you might know everything there is to know about a certain character in the series.” People can switch between the roles of teacher and student, depending on their strengths and weaknesses.

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What Fan Fiction Teaches That the Classroom Doesn’t

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