Sitting around talking about good books sounds like a great idea in theory. Nourishing the souls of our students and helping them become more fully human might just be the most important part of education. However, as much as you may want to avoid it, colleges look for some other hard and fast details when they look over student applications. Is there any way that having Socratic discussions now can have a practical effect? Will it help improve their test scores in the moment so that they can go to college and keep working on becoming more fully human?
Gee, wouldn't it be great if Socratic discussion could help both now and later? Next Office Hours we're gathering around to talk SAT/ ACT exams, and to see if the entire foundation of the CenterForLit approach can be practical as well as philosophically pleasing.