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The Desire Of A Good Student John Kaag Analysis

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John Kaag begins his article by stating that the desire of any “good student” is to be told that they’re paper was “flawless.” He then goes on to recount his experience during the 9th grade of being told exactly that, and how when he told his mother, she became upset and decided to show him the error of his ways. He says that from this experience he learned the value of criticism.
From this point on he talks about his first case of writers block and of how writing forces you to look inwardly. He explains that criticism is vital because it helps you improve both as a writer and as a person. Because of this Kaag says in his article that “To become a better writer, I first had to become a better person. “ He then recounts how his mother helped
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