“The Poetic Age is popularly known as the “ difficult ” age. It is self-centred; it yearns to express itself; it rather specialises in being misunderstood ; it is restless and tries to achieve independence ; and, with good luck and good guidance, it should show the beginnings of creativeness, a reaching-out towards a synthesis- of what it already”
-from “The Lost Tools of Learning”
And this is the primary reason why classical Christian schools have seniors write theses. Apart from Sayers’s theory of stages, there is no way of justifying a senior thesis project.