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Old-fashioned Vocabulary Drills
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0307  Friday, 3 April 1998.

From:           Roy Flannagan <
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Date:           Thursday, 02 Apr 1998 08:16:16 -0500
Subject:        Old-fashioned Vocabulary Drills

Is it considered horribly old-fashioned nowadays to ask undergraduate
and graduate students what the words in Shakespeare plays mean?  Does
any professor on this list give examinations that are partly comprised
of definitions of "vocabulary words" (words requiring notes but quoted
in context)?

Why has this practice passed out of use for many years?  Or is that just
my imagination?

Roy Flannagan

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