[ExI] silly 'rules'
danust2012 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 19 06:30:20 UTC 2015
On Sep 18, 2015, at 5:28 PM, Adrian Tymes <atymes at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sep 18, 2015 1:51 PM, "Dan" <danust2012 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Friday, September 18, 2015 1:04 PM Adrian Tymes <atymes at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > I recall a high school English teacher assigning me
> > > to write a story, exactly two paragraphs per day -
> > > no more, no less. I could buffer ideas for future
> > > days' paragraphs, but not actually write them. I
> > > remember doing that exercise more than once, the last
> > > time taking a bit past 3 weeks (getting the story to a
> > > good conclusion).
> > I envy you. I think I had one high school class where we had to write a story. I don't remember the teacher giving us any more instruction then to just have it in by the end of the week. Mine was a kind of utopian look at the future. :)
> Well, the thing about that exercise? Even adults can do it. Anyone reading these words, if you want to be an author, you can start that exercise right now (assuming you have the physical ability to write right now; if not, then when next you have that ability).
I meant I might be that much further ahead in the game now. Kind of like I wish I'd has more music lessons as a child. Yes, I can get them now, but the impact now is far less, don't you think?
> Separately, that kind of thing is shown to be effective, so why don't more English teachers do it?
Labor intensive and nothing to do with current testing regime. (Not that testing is bad, but current testing regime seems very unproductive.)
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