I despise outlines. Teachers should only allow children who like them, to actually DO them. For the rest of us, well, WE CAN’T DO THEM. It’s cruel and unusual punishment to MAKE kids write outlines. They DON’T organize your thoughts, they make you wonder if jumping from the school room window on the third floor is high enough to actually kill you. CHILDREN SHOULD HAVE CHOICES ABOUT WHAT THEY LEARN.
Look, I could never write an outline because I NEVER KNEW WHERE THE STORY WAS GOING UNTIL IT WROTE ITSELF. Outlines are like writing about the FUTURE and no one knows how the future will TURN OUT until it arrives. Outlines, like everything else, ARE GIVEN TO CHILDREN TO MAKE THEM THINK INSIDE THE BOX. Outlines suck and I always refused to do them (did not care about grades only what I would or wouldn’t do), because they NEVER made any sense. Maybe some people can see their entire story from beginning to end, but the rest of just us LET the story happen, therefore, it’s impossible to know where it will end up. And THINKING about the ending, when your mind doesn’t work that way, DESTROYS the story and then who cares…which is EXACTLY the point of education. CRUSH DREAMS, REINFORCE THE STATUS QUO, KILL CREATIVITY, TREAT EVERYONE THE SAME…then repeat.
Outlines are solid members of the status quo. They do NOT allow for magic to happen or for creativity to run wild. Outlines are CONFINING and strangle free thinking. Scoff if you will, but there are those out there who will agree with me. Hate the bloody things and they should be taught only to those children who see themselves in government jobs or working as prison guards. Seriously, stop torturing children.
There are so many ways to make children hate school/learning. Our government knows all of them.