RobinL in Canada Posted February 22, 2012 Share Posted February 22, 2012 I confess: we don't outline. I did actually have my older sons learn basic outlining , but not one of them continued to use it in higher level studies (upper years of high school, university)--yet they all write extremely well and get top grades on their essays (from other instructors, not just me!). Now I have son #4 coming up. He is currently grade 7 and loves writing, producing far more than ever required by me ; ) I have used/ adapted IEW for writing instruction over the years, so he's familiar with key word outlining, bu I have yet to walk him through more traditional outlining as taught my SWB. And I keep wondering: do I need to? Am I shortchanging him somehow if I skip this? When will he actually *use* this skill? (I know I never outlined when I was in university.... Maybe I should have ; ) ) IEW even teaches a more "dynamic" style of notetaking for both written materials and lectures which does not depend on the traditional liner style, and I'm thinking I may have him learn that further down the road... But still I second-guess myself. Any thoughts on this? Thanks. Robin (formerly StaceyL in Canada) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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