One Hundred Monkeys in Texas

August 2, 2009

Story-telling vs. essay-writing

Filed under: Education,Writing — alancochrum @ 3:08 pm
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Quote for the day for English teachers and would-be English teachers like myself:

“For in Calormen, story-telling (whether the stories are true or made up) is a thing you’re taught, just as English boys and girls are taught essay writing. The difference is that people want to hear the stories, whereas I never heard of anyone who wanted to read the essays.”

— C.S. Lewis, The Horse and His Boy


1 Comment »

  1. Great quote from a great book and a wonderful author! Definitely true as well, I hate reading even my own essays…

    Comment by chadoates — August 2, 2009 @ 6:19 pm | Reply

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