Writing by self discovery no reading allowed

A new program of learning to write has been developed.  In this program it is pure self discovery.  No reading is allowed.  No model sentences, no famous authors.  Not even Dr. Seuss or Sesame Street.

The students are put into cubicles with a blank pad of paper.  They must come out with sentences and then paragraphs and then essays and a novel.

The entire learning of writing can be compressed into about 8 weeks.

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One Response to Writing by self discovery no reading allowed

  1. Paul Salomon says:

    I’m really confused by the last few posts I’ve read here, especially this one. I take it this is a sort of analogy to the wrongs you perceive in teachers that encourage mathematical exploration, but it’s not clear that these are even fair criticisms, or even what is meant by many of them. “No reading is allowed… no famous authors.” What are you suggesting here?

    “The students are put into cubicles with a blank pad of paper. They must come out with sentences and then paragraphs and then essays and a novel.” You’re suggesting that teachers who encourage discovery expect it to occur in a vacuum? I don’t think this characterization is fair or well-informed.

    Is it too much to ask for examples of actual work and/or research?

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