Kimber Posted July 20, 2008 Share Posted July 20, 2008 Wow! It was worth the 2 1/2 hour drive there and back! I received so much encouragement. I feel totally excited about writing now. And I must say that my favorite part of her presentation was when she spoke on how we as a culture rely on experts so much. I have read books about this idea in the past, and I believe this is true But what had never occurred to me--until I heard her speak--is that the reason I keep buying curricula is that I am hoping that the next set of books will have the secret information that I missed in school, but somehow the experts have it. I don't know where I think this secret information is coming from, but I've always believed it's somewhere out there floating around and being passed down from expert to expert. I don't wonder if this isn't why CW appealed to me so much. It's written in such an abstract and difficult manner that it appeals to people like me. People that are looking for something really hard. Because if it's really hard and really complicated then that must be where the secret information is. Don't get me wrong, I still love CW, and I can't wait to start Diogenes. But I found it hard to implement. I got great results with it, but I want easier. I'm going to drop Homer and not start up with CW again until I think my daughter is ready for Diogenes and 5 paragraph essays. I'm going to follow Susan's plan of outlining and writing across the curriculum. This should free up about 1 hour per day of our time to focus on other subjects deeper. Susan has made writing so easy and accessible. She's totally demystified it for me and I am truly grateful. And I really needed the encouragement to trust my own instincts. I feel as if a weight has been lifted off my shoulder. Thanks Susan, Kimberly Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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