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ERIC Number: EJ888310
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1066-2847
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Blaisdell, Bob
Teaching Tolerance, n37 p44-48 Spr 2010
In this article, the author shares how a simple writing assignment sharpens students' minds and challenges their biases. He asks his students to go find a place on campus where they can comfortably sit down, a place where anybody associated with the school can go and without leaving this spot to write for 30 minutes, nonstop, about everything they see, hear and smell. The author believes that this assignment brings out what students of all levels can do. They describe as well as they can, with their own everyday words. Nouns and verbs naturally take precedence--and the adjectives and adverbs require facts rather than judgments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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