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ERIC Number: ED123639
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 11
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Facts before Judgments: Thoughts about Teaching Composition.
Sawyer, Thomas M.
Secondary level composition classes can benefit from the assignment of factual papers. While literary analysis falls prey to subjective evaluation, the organization and synthesis of factual information eludes judgemental decisions. In addition, this approach can be relevant to the society in which the student lives by providing a field of subject matter in media-neglected local and civic issues. Recognition of student compositions can take the form of modified public debates by students or student prepared information brochures on community services. Factual information, easier for the student to handle and for the teacher to evaluate, can provide an important motivation for student achievement. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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