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Dissertation Writing Tips: Return to Crayola

Good morning Colleagues

I want to share a new experience I had with learning to embrace simplicity as part of writing.  In a new collaboration for a new book to be released this spring, my writing coach offered the use of Crayola® Crayons.  I was a bit giggly at first.  Really?  You want me to write in crayon? *wide eyed grin of surprise*

So off to the store we went in search of crayons.  Believe it or not, I could not find the jumbo box, but settled for the box of 16.

What fun I had writing my outline in crayon.  The smell returned me immediately to my kindergarten days, complete with pig tails and patent leather shoes. *Grins*

What amazed me most was the kinesthetic affect (one of the 3 ways of learning).  By having the crayon in my hand, I forced myself to think as if I were 6 years old again.  The lesson learned here is the ability to think in simple terms is enhanced by the simple tools in the laboratory of a 6 year—the tried and true Crayola® Crayon.

With respect,


Dr. Cheryl Lentz

Chief Refractive Thinker®


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