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ERIC Number: EJ876081
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
"The Errors Were the Results of Errors": Promoting Good Writing by Bad Example
Korsunsky, Boris
Physics Teacher, v48 n1 p10-11 Jan 2010
We learn best by example--this adage is probably as old as teaching itself. In my own classroom, I have found that very often the students learn best from the "negative" examples. Perhaps, this shouldn't come as a surprise at all. After all, we don't react strongly to the norm--but an obvious deviation from the norm may attract our attention and make for a great teachable moment. And, if the deviation happens to be either scary or funny, the added emotional impact can create a truly powerful and lasting memory in the minds of the students.
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Language: English
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