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ERIC Number: ED341087
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Nov-2
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
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Reaching Out: A Break from Traditional Forensic Events. "On Interpretation Analysis."
Seney, Ronald J.
In recent years a new event called "Interpretation Analysis" has appeared at certain forensic events. The objective is for the student, through analysis and performance, to study a piece of literature and to communicate his or her understanding of that literature to a specific audience. Perhaps there is room within the established forensic events to allow interpretation analysis to play a more important role. An examination of the use of introductions in forensics suggests that the introduction can play informational, rhetorical, and aesthetical roles. Educators should make sure these characteristics are satisfied by participants by requiring detailed analysis. Furthermore, planners should assure that event criteria vary from year to year; otherwise, participants will not grow as students of literature. Detailed analysis of a text will lead to creative methods for the performer, forcing him or her not to rely on a "programmed performance style" for all performances. Even if not through a new event called interpretation analysis, educators should make sure that students analyze the literature and apply that analysis to introductions and performances. (SG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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