Thursday, July 3, 2008

Topic: Epigraphs and Writing

Title: “Making a Place for the Poetic in Academic Writing.” JH Peritz. College Composition and Communication (October 1993), 380-385. A publication of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).

Summary: Having the students write an epigraph after the title of the composition should help them reinforce unity. Suggests that the epigraph be supplied after the composition is considered complete. To find the epigraph, they read an article on the same topic as the composition. The epigraph gives depth to the composition.

Comment: They can find epigraphs in quotes online or in Bartlett’s. While they are at it, students should use bold-face headings throughout the composition if it consists of multiple pages. Bold-face headings will also reinforce unity. RayS.

The purpose of this blog is to summarize articles on teaching English/language arts, from kindergarten through college, published in English education journals from the past.

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