One of the reasons I write, one of the reasons why I love particular writers, lives within this quote below.
It’s a masterful twist for students to allow themselves to summarize the thoughts of other thinkers, teachers, etc. who’ve put time into the contemplation of a particular idea and exploration.
“Dr. Vater Richard Marius the director of writing at Harvard used to say, ‘encourage your students not so much to be, you know, original thinkers, but to find their thinking in the thinking of others’.”