Write an essay in which you examine the teaching and learning described by Scudder and Shaler from the perspective of obligations between students and teachers.
Look back over the semester at how you thought about your obligations as a student and as a writer. Like Scudder and Shaler, has your understanding of these obligations changed in any way during the semester? if, as the quotation above suggests, you do have obligations to yourself as great or greater than your teachers obligation to you, how would you define those obligations now? Do you think they have been met? As Scudder and Shaler were studying to become naturalists-with a goal beyond the completion of the course itself–to what extent do you see yourself as a writer now being obligated beyond this course?