Saturday, January 12, 2013

Worth Noting

Notes have been aptly described by historian Lizabeth Cohen as "the tracks we leave in the sand, as we head on our trail of discovery." As an ESL teacher, I am reminded they also bear on whether students reach their destination. Moreover, what, at first, may be deemed linguistic deficiency, on closer review, is revealed as inadequate academic skills. As note-taking is a prerequisite of study, in and out of the classroom, I trust you will find this report by Geoffrey Nunberg, a University of California linguist, of interest.   Noted

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