ERIC Number: EJ888828
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan
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The Divide and Conquer Exercise: Finding the Essence of Difficult Readings
Peterson, Valerie V.
Communication Teacher, v20 n1 p14-17 Jan 2006
Objective: In this exercise, students collectively summarize a long and perhaps difficult reading into a shorter, more condensed version of itself; in the process, students experience the virtues of teamwork (the divide and conquer approach), gain valuable reading and note-taking skills, and collectively distill the essence of a reading in class. Courses: This exercise works best in any course with theoretical or complex readings assigned to students as outside reading, e.g., introductory courses in communication, communication theory, special topics in communication; the exercise requires 20-40 students. A list of references and suggested readings is included.
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Notetaking, Teamwork, Reading, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, College Students
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Education Level: Higher Education
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