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ERIC Number: ED014969
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 8
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HOW TO TEACH AN ESSAY.
BLATT, MURIEL; WILKINSON, JEAN
TEACHING A CLASS HOW TO READ AN ESSAY INCLUDES LISTENING, DISCUSSING, AND WRITING, IN ADDITION TO READING. IN THEIR LITERATURE COURSES, THE AUTHORS BEGIN THE PROCESS AT THE FIRST MEETING, USING EITHER THE PRESCRIBED TEXT OR DUPLICATED MATERIALS. PRELIMINARY READING BY THE CLASS IS FOLLOWED BY DISCUSSION BASED ON STUDENT QUESTIONS, ANALYSIS, AND EXPLICATION. THE AIM, WHICH NEVER VARIES, IS TO SHOW HOW TO DEFINE WORDS IN CONTEXT, TO ACCOUNT FOR EVERY RHETORICAL DEVICE AT WORK IN A PASSAGE, TO PARAPHRASE AND SUMMARIZE ACCURATELY, AND TO MOVE SENSITIVELY THROUGH A PROGRESSION. THE PROCESS REQUIRES TIME, AND STUDENTS MUST LEARN TO TAKE THEIR TIME, FOR MASTERY OF SIGNIFICANT MATERIALS AND RELIABLE METHODS IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE NUMBER OF ASSIGNMENTS COMPLETED. DICTATION OF PRINCIPLES AND STUDY GUIDES IS AN EFFECTIVE METHOD IN TRAINING STUDENTS TO LISTEN AND BEHAVE IN SUCH A WAY THAT THEY MAY MAKE USE OF THEIR NOTES AND OTHER WRITINGS. USING THESE IDEAS, THE AUTHORS PRESENT A GUIDE TO THE STUDY OF A SPECIFIC ESSAY. (WO)
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