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ERIC Number: EJ1123232
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1052-4800
Making It Personal: Reading Literature, Writing the Self
Carr, Jamie M.
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v27 n4 p93-102 2016
Getting students to read actively for a required introductory course in literature poses several challenges, to say nothing of trying to make required reading personally meaningful. This essay outlines assignments that encourage students to make literature meaningful by establishing personal connections to texts in ways that can also impact learning and development. The assignments are inspired by what Adams (2008) calls image-texts, works whose forms attempt to remember and re-present lived experiences of crisis or trauma for the purpose of learning from the past. Students use image-texts as models for their own self-reflective writing, while also thinking critically about the form in which to express their own stories.
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Language: English
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