“Earth is Forgiveness School”–Anne Lamott

By Ryan Donovan|April 17, 2015|Reflection|3 comments

Our class sessions on Professors & Persistence got me thinking about the role of forgiveness in the classroom, particularly inspired by writer Anne Lamott‘s essay on “shitty first drafts.” In this essay, Lamott gives writers permission to write badly, at first. Along with this come the notion that first drafts are supposed to be shitty and to forgive yourself for not being perfect. I’ve been thinking a lot about this

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