The associate director of the learning center at my college told me a fascinating story this week.
Her son was hired by a major copy editing company (I had no idea copy editing companies existed). When he took the job, he was required to copy, by hand, several well-written and well-edited articles: each one three times!
She said she'd never heard of such a thing and neither had her son, but then a friend told her that's the way the Jesuits taught writing when he was in school.
Is that true?
Did the Jesuits have students copy good works by hand?