creekmom Posted February 2, 2012 Share Posted February 2, 2012 Have you ever said to dc, "Now, aren't you glad you learned to diagram??? Isn't that skill coming in handy??" I haven't; and I've been hsing for 8 years. Ds brought up the question again this morning..."When am I ever going to need this except in English class?? This is such a waste of my time. There are great writers out there who don't know how to diagram, and they're doing just fine!" So, I answered with the typical "This is teaching you about sentence patterns and how to recognize a correct/incorrect sentence. It's a good workout for your brain. This puts you light years ahead of your peers in writing skills, etc." But honestly, I'm starting to question whether he will ever use what he's learning, and justifying all the time we spend on it is getting more and more difficult. Any advice?? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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