Phaedrus

Is not rhetoric, taken generally, a universal art of enchanting the mind by arguments; which is practised not only in courts and public assemblies, but in private houses also, having to do with all matters, great as well as small, good and bad alike, and is in all equally right, and equally to be esteemed-that is what you have heard? — Socrates, as channelled by Plato –Phaedrus (Georgetown University) While my…

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I Love Forms: ''Discussion Reflection Worksheet.rtf''

–I Love Forms: ”Discussion Reflection Worksheet.rtf” (Jerz’s Literacy Weblog) Will a form like this – filled out in the last five minutes of a class period, and then compiled and resubmitted in a portfolio — help students recognize and develop the critical thinking skills necessary for participation in college seminars? Or will they blow it off as busywork? Last term in my freshman composition class, I put more than the usual…

Mike's Journal

[March 20, 2000] I turned to the lady next to me and said, ?excuse me, I just got my sight back last week after being totally blind for 43 years. Could you help me figure out what I am seeing?? [May 8, 2000] I was mesmerized by the glint of the sunlight on the crest of the waves just before they broke. Then everything would crash into white bubbles and…