Do Templates Stifle Creativity?


January 29, 2013 by Dr. Jackie Hoermann-Elliott

Think about it. Do models help you or limit you? Read this article and free write your thoughts.

“Do Templates Stifle Creativity?”


4 thoughts on “Do Templates Stifle Creativity?

  1. Norbert D. says:

    Well, if I may pinch in, I find that templates often turn out spring boards for ideas. It takes an assertive yet creative attitude, but I think there are many like this.
    Yet I can imagine that for some templates just feel like cages they have to respect and never leave….
    And all it takes is mould a template to your own needs or wishes, I guess…
    Thank you!

    • Thanks for pinching in, Norbert, because your take on this issue reflects the sentiments of most students and professional writers I’ve worked with in academia and industry, respectively.

      Feel free to continue pinching in your two cents in the future, or sharing with us any of the instructional posting that you do that might be relevant to our work. Thanks again for sharing your insights!

  2. maryminty1 says:

    I believe that good templates create creatativiy because when you see what others can do, you want to be able to do the same.

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