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May 30, 2006

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Vance Maverick

Sounds like you're saying that you want the student, in the longer run, to (1) read so as to (2) remember so as to be able to (3) distinguish, (4), judge, and (5) remain oriented with respect to the work.

How do you approach that? Do you teach it directly? I would pass this particular ID easily, thanks (in the first place) to random reading in Stephen Jay Gould (there might be a whole essay on "red in tooth and claw"). But I wish I had the more systematic skill to make my reading organize itself in this way.

Another Damned Medievalist

That's kind of different from the History ID -- there, it really is about rememberng detail and applying it to the bigger picture, so we ask students to answer 5 questions (who, what, when, where, and so what) in a couple of complete sentences/paragraph.

John Baker

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