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The Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute presents
A Faculty Development Roundtable:
Writing Poems and Translating Texts:
Analysis and Comprehension Through Creativity?
Thursday, April 3rd, 2:15-3:45pm, NVC 14-280
From: Suzanne Epstein, Interim Director, Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute
This roundtable will focus on ways to improve reading comprehension and analytical skills by asking students to create texts themselves. By writing poems, students can learn what choices go into writing poems, and will understand better how to analyze the choices that went into the poems they are reading for class. Similarly, by writing new translations of the texts we assign, students can gain a closer understanding of the text, and can also feel more invested in the course material, and more empowered by their language skills that, in other classes, often feel like a hindrance. We plan to offer specific assignment ideas that can be adapted to many texts taught in Great Works classes, and we will look at some statistical evidence that suggests that this kind of creative engagement is not only exciting but also quantifiably helpful. We will be joined by Prof. Ely Shipley (English) and Prof. Esther Allen (Modern Languages and Comparative Literature).
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A full listing of all our Spring 2014 workshops can be found on the Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute website: http://blsci.baruch.cuny.edu/faculty/workshops/
Suzanne Epstein, Ed. D.
Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute
Baruch College, CUNY
1, Bernard Baruch Way, Box J-318
New York, NY 10010
Tel: (646) 312 2068 fax: (646) 312 2061