Excerpt: “I Want My Son To Become A Better Writer” & Other Daydreams

“Many classical Christian schools hold themselves to absurdly low standards when it comes to writing instruction. A few graduates come back from their freshman year in college and report, ‘After writing my senior thesis, college writing work is easy,’ and the school congratulates itself on how well they’re doing. Twenty years ago, I took a freshman composition class at the University of Idaho where, in the second week, we sat in a circle and rolled a ball back and forth to learn one another’s names. Breezing through college writing classes proves nothing.”

-from a lecture I will deliver in Charleston next week at the CiRCE National Conference (Register to attend the virtual conference here)

Published by Joshua Gibbs

Sophist. De-activist. Avid indoorsman.

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