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ERIC Number: EJ813004
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0895-4852
In Defense of the Formula Essay
Haluska, Jan Charles
Academic Questions, v20 n1 p46-55 Jan 2007
In 1970, the author learned a simple step in making essays from his advisor. His advisor used a drawing of the Parthenon to illustrate the creation of a five-paragraph essay. It was obvious that his advisor was hesitant on teaching them a very simple concept of essay writing because it was pretty mechanical. Like his advisor, a lot of teachers avoid teaching such concept because they believe five-paragraph essays stifles creativity. In this article, the author defends the use of formulaic essays and describes its many advantages to student learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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