The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0307 Friday, 3 April 1998.
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
Why has this practice passed out of use for many years? Or is that just