How do we teach our student's to be mechanical writers without making their writing dry? This is the question that many of us focus on as future English teachers. This article touches on this idea, and offers an approach to ensuring that your students writing is both technically sound, and creative. When I read this article I found it particularly useful in that it offered ideas on how to expand students writing abilities. I found it particularly interesting that this article stated that in one progressive school in Scottsdale, Arizona that freshman students are asked to take honors literature and honors language. The author asks the question, "Wouldn't doubling our intake just be redundant?". This was written by a student at this school, but I would've asked a different question towards this method. My questions would be, "Wouldn't this be overwhelming for my freshman students?, Won't this burn my students out early? Will they be able to absorb both sides of the spectrum of writing in one year?" In this case the student did not experience these negative effects, but that would be my major fear. So how do we incorporate the technical sides of writing along with fostering creativity? This question is somewhat answered at the conclusion of this article. The author states that the best way to be a successful teacher of writing is to alternate back and forth between assignments so that the student gets a little bit of both key elements of writing. I feel like this is a solid method, but I would also be afraid that I would be pressed for time in doing this. Something to think about with this issue would be how to incorporate these two key elements of writing without overwhelming your students or running short on time. This article opened me up to new ideas of how to teach writing, and has started my thinking towards ways I can incorporate the technical alongside the creative side of writing. It is important to incorporate both of these aspects, and the questions I have posed above ask how I can best mix these elements into my classroom.