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February 26, 2006


Bill Tozier

I find, in my capacity as First Year Student, that I just last week contributed to the former problem.

Just doing my part.


Once while I was teaching Pride and Prejudice the footnotes did the conversion for students so that they would know actually how much money Mr. Darcy made. They ignored it, but asked the question anyway. After I pointed this footnote out students had a much different attitude toward Mr. Darcy the millionaire


Try an assignment that asks them to write about what's in the notes -- especially if you have something with really juicy notes. Several students will always say that they had never read the notes in a reading before.

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