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Re: Results of the Experiment
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1297  Monday, 13 May 2002

[1]     From:   Douglas Chapman <
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        Date:   Friday, 10 May 2002 13:55:31 EDT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.1287 Results of the Experiment

[2]     From:   Kelli Marshall <
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        Date:   Friday, 10 May 2002 13:34:06 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.1287 Results of the Experiment


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From:           Douglas Chapman <
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Date:           Friday, 10 May 2002 13:55:31 EDT
Subject: 13.1287 Results of the Experiment
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1287 Results of the Experiment

Marcia Eppich-Harris wrote:

>College today is something that kids do after high school. It's not
>really about learning anything or being challenged to be the best you
>can be. It's about getting a diploma so you can get a job. But my class
>this semester was a challenge, and I think it showed me -- now more than
>ever -- that some people should just not be in a liberal arts college
>environment. Some people should just go to technical colleges and forget
>about "general education" requirements. Some people are NOT cut out for
>college -- period.

I would agree fully. It's why I did not want to teach anymore than the
two years I did. And before we all think "technical school" is just shop
and truck driving courses, I would put MBA programs as Harvard, Wharton,
etc., and *all* so-called computer science degrees in the same
category--i.e. technical degrees

Thanks for the notes on your class.

Douglas Chapman

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From:           Kelli Marshall <
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Date:           Friday, 10 May 2002 13:34:06 -0500
Subject: 13.1287 Results of the Experiment
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1287 Results of the Experiment

Marcia Eppich-Harris writes, "[A] lesson I have learned this semester is
that not everyone is either capable of understanding Shakespeare, or
interested enough to try."

In my experience of teaching Shakespeare to undergraduates I have found
the exact opposite to be true: practically everyone is capable of
understanding Shakespeare, and once the students realize that the
material is really not that foreign, they seem quite interested in it.
Nonetheless, would you mind sharing HOW you approached HAMLET and
MACBETH with your freshmen students?

(If you've already covered this in an earlier entry, forgive me; I'm
fairly new to SHAKSPER.)

Kelli Marshall
http://www.utdallas.edu/~kmarshal

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