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ERIC Number: ED151861
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Seeing Through Words.
Gershuny, H. Lee
In order to develop language awareness and critical thinking skills, an introductory writing course was taught at the community college level in three phases. First, the subjectivity of perceived reality and language choice was demonstrated through use of photographs, prose, and poetry. The second phase dealt with the role of language in defining and understanding experience. In the third phase, George Orwell's principles of Newspeak and doublespeak from "l984" served as a frame of reference to guide students to see through cultural myths and the language system used to sustain them. (Appropriate textbooks are suggested, and class exercises and assignments are described in detail. (CC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Northeast Regional Conference on English in the Two-Year College (20th, Buffalo, New York, October 21-22, l977)